Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS Category Sub-Category State Standard
11-12.RH.6 Reading History/Social Studies Craft and Structure Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
11-12.RH.7 Reading History/Social Studies Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
11-12.RH.8 Reading History/Social Studies Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.
11-12.RH.9 Reading History/Social Studies Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
11-12.RST.1 Reading Science/Technical Key Ideas and Details Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
11-12.RST.10 Reading Science/Technical Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11–12 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
11-12.RST.2 Reading Science/Technical Key Ideas and Details Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
11-12.RST.3 Reading Science/Technical Key Ideas and Details Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
11-12.RST.4 Reading Science/Technical Craft and Structure Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
11-12.RST.5 Reading Science/Technical Craft and Structure Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.

New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

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Common Core Learning Standards in New York State

The New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) are internationally-benchmarked and evidence-based standards. These standards serve as a consistent set of expectations for what students should learn and be able to do, so that we can ensure that every student across New YorkState is on track for college and career readiness. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will continue to develop educator resources to support the successful implementation of the CCLS in classrooms across New York State over the next several years.

New York State Educator Expectations

In the 2012-13 school year, all teachers in grades Pre-K-8 are implementing CCLS-aligned instruction; all teachers in grades 9-12 should be in the process of implementing CCLS-aligned units and building content capacity.

Background and Context

  • When Were the CCLS Adopted?

    In January 2011, the NYS Board of Regents adopted the NYS P-12 CCLS, which include the Common Core State Standards and a small amount of additional standards uniquely added by New YorkState. The New York State P-12 CCLS were implemented in New York State schools at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. In December 2016, new P-12 Science Learning Standards were adopted.

  • Common Core State Standards Background

    The Common Core State Standards were created through a collaborative effort on behalf of the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards were developed by key stakeholders in the field, including teachers, school administrators, and content experts. The final standards were released in June 2010. They have been adopted by forty-five states across the United States, and three territories.

  • Instructional Shifts Required by the Common Core

    In the summer of 2011, NYSED, in conjunction with Student Achievement Partners, developed 12 instructional shifts from the Common Core that educators should adhere to so that curriculum materials and classroom instruction are aligned with the CCLS. There are six shifts in English Language Arts/Literacy and six shifts in Mathematics, as follows:

Common Core Shifts in ELA/Literacy
Shift 1 Pre-K-5, Balancing Informational & Literary Texts
Shift 2 6-12, Knowledge in the Disciplines
Shift 3 Staircase of Complexity
Shift 4 Text-based Answers
Shift 5 Writing from Sources
Shift 6 Academic Vocabulary


Common Core Shifts in Mathematics
Shift 1 Focus
Shift 2 Coherence
Shift 3 Fluency
Shift 4 Deep Understanding
Shift 5 Application
Shift 6 Dual Intensity

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