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Common Core Aligned ELA

As with the Math and Social Studies, there are a multitude of resources available for help with the CCSI aligned ELA programs for all grades. Important information for NYS ELA Testing and additional links are also available below for you to explore on your own. Please also contact your student's teachers for their input and assistance with your student's ELA questions.

New York State Testing Program: Common Core Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Annotated Passages
A selection of the questions from the 2014 Common Core Grades 3-8 ELA tests have been available for review and use since the summer (see https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-common-core-sample-questions. The Department has now added annotations of selected passages to this page. These annotated passages, together with the annotated questions or on their own, will help students, families, educators, and the public better understand how tests have changed to assess the instructional shifts demanded by the Common Core and to assess the rigor required to ensure that all students are on track to college and career readiness.
Other resources, including test blueprints and specifications, sample questions, and criteria for writing assessment questions can also be found at http://www.engageny.org/common-core-assessments.