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Common Core State Standards Parent Resource Page

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be implemented in 44 states and the District of Columbia for the 2014-2015 school year.
So what are they, really? In shorthand, states that have adopted the Common Core aspire to do something never before done in the United States: create a national set of math and English language arts standards for grades K-12. If you are confused as to the what, where, and why of Common Core, you are not alone. if you have questions regarding Common Core and how they help or affect your child, below you will find some excellent resources that may help you understand CCSS a little better.

Resources to Support Parents and Teachers

The Fall 2014 New York State Common Core Sample Questions for the Regents Examination in Geometry (Common Core) are now available to help students, parents, and educators better understand the instructional shifts demanded by the Common Core and the rigor required to ensure that all students are on track to college and career readiness. These Fall 2014 sample questions are in addition to a set of sample questions that were released in Spring 2014. https://www.engageny.org/resource/regents-exams-mathematics-geometry-sample-items

In an effort to provide educators with as much support as possible regarding the instructional and assessment shifts necessitated by the Common Core, the Department has prepared Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Test Guides for each subject and grade. The 2015 Test Guides integrate important instructional and assessment information into a single document and detail how the CCLS in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be measured on the 2015 Grades 3-8 Tests. https://www.engageny.org/resource/test-guides-for-english-language-arts-and-mathematics

The Common Core State Standards will:
 
  • help students gain the knowledge and skills that they need to think and work at a deeper level
  • create opportunities for all students to excel at reading, writing, speaking, listening, language and math
  • support students to think critically about what they read and the math that they do
  • allow teachers and students to focus on fewer critical concepts in mathematics more ?deeply
  • build students’ abilities to apply what they have learned to the real world
  • ensure that all students can communicate strong ideas and arguments in writing and react powerfully to what they read