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Common Core Learning Standards

P-12 ELA Common Core Standards
P-12 Mathematics Common Core Standards

The state-led effort to develop the Common Core State Standards was launched in 2009 by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, two territories and the District of Columbia, through their membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). State school chiefs and governors recognized the value of consistent, real-world learning goals and launched this effort to ensure all students, regardless of where they live, are graduating high school prepared for college, career, and life.

The standards are informed by:

  • The best state standards already in existence
  • The experience of teachers, content experts, states, and leading thinkers
  • Feedback from the public
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
Resources for Parents
Shifts for Students and Parents
Parent Workshop Backpack Guide
Parent Workshop- What Parents Can Do?
Parent's Guide to Common Core Learning
Math F

Common Core Curriculum
Grade Level ELA Math
Kindergarten   Kindergarten Mathematics
First   Grade 1 Mathematics
Second   Grade 2 Mathematics
Third ELA map grade 3 Grade 3 Mathematics
Fourth ELA map grade 4  Grade 4 Mathematics
Fifth ELA map grade 5  Grade 5 Mathematics
Sixth ELA map grade 6 Grade 6 Mathematics
2015 New York State Testing Dates
April 14, 15, and 16
April 22, 23 and 24
                       Videoclip explains the changes in  ELA and Math testing.
In Common Writing Assessment
In Common Writing Assessment is a common formative assessment that will help educators and students develop a clearer understanding of effective writing as described in the Standards and provides examples of writing integrated within the curriculum.  The student writing samples provided for each grade level have not gone through the writing process.  
Opinion/Argument Writing
The opinion and agrument section focuses on CCSS.W.1: "Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence."
Informative Writing
The informative writing section focuses on CCSS.W.2: "Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content."

Narrative Writing
The narrative writing section focuses on CCSS.W.3: "Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences."
Grade Level Opinion/Argument Informative Narrative
Kindergarten K Opinion Rubric
Kindergarten Opinion Exemplar
K Informative Rubric
Kindergarten Informational Exemplar
K Narrative Rubric
First 1st Opinion Rubric 1st Informative Rubric 1st Narrative Rubric
Second 2nd Opinion Rubric 2nd Informative Rubric 2nd Narrative Rubric
Third 3rd Grade Opinion
3rd Grade Opinion Exemplar
3rd Grade Informational
3rd Grade Informational Exemplar
3rd Grade Narrative
Fourth 4th Grade Opinion & Argument
4th Opinion & Argument Exemplar
4th Grade Informational
4th informational Exemplar 
4th Grade Narrative4th Grade Narrative Exemplar.PDF
Fifth 5th Grade Opinion & Argument
5th Grade Opinion Exemplar 
5th Grade Informational
5th Informational
5th Grade Narrative
5th Grade Narrative Exemplar.
Sixth 6th Grade Opinion & Argument
6th Grade Opinion Exemplar
6th Grade Informational
6th Grade Informational Exemplar
6th Grade Narrative6
th Grade Narrative Exemplar



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