Regents Exams: ELA – English Language Arts Test Guide

The New York State Board of Regents (BOR) adopted the Common Core State Standards in July 2010 and in January 2011, the BOR adopted the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), which include the Common Core State Standards and a small amount of additional standards uniquely added by New York State. The CCLS for English Language Arts & Literacy define literacy as integrated comprehension, analysis, and communication of information gleaned from reading, regardless of text type.

The Educator Guide to the 2014 Regents Examination in English Language Arts (Common Core) has been designed to support educators by providing an overview of the new test design. Information about how the assessment shifts have informed test development and how the CCLS will be measured on the new Regents Exam is specified. This test guide supplements the other Common Core Regents Exam implementation resources found on EngageNY.org.

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