NYC and the Common Core

New York City and the Common Core

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

  • Mouse over a date on the timeline above to view past and future milestones in New York's transition to Common Core.
  • New York State adopts Common Core standards.
  • New York City launches Common Core pilots in 100 schools.
  • New York City schools implement citywide instructional expectations.
  • New York State integrates Common Core into grades 3-8 NYS tests.
  • New York City schools implement broader and deeper citywide instructional expectations.
  • New York City schools implement citywide instructional expectations as final part of transition to the Common Core.
  • New York State begins to integrate Common Core into some Regents exams.
  • New York City students take State PARCC assessments.

Curriculum Supports for the Common Core

NYC is among the first large urban school districts in the nation to recommend new high-quality Core Curriculum materials, with ELL supports, for grades K- 8 in ELA and math that align to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and promote the instructional shifts.  NYC is working to provide high school supports in ELA and math.

The below FAQs offer guidance to support educators in implementing the Core Curriculum:

Citywide Curriculum Professional Development 

The DOE is providing professional development on the following Core Curriculum programs in July and August 2014.  Teachers should speak with their principals before attending these sessions. Online resources are also available to support teachers using these programs.   
  • Pearson's ReadyGen (K-5, ELA)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Go Math! (K-5, math)
  • Scholastic's Code X (6-8, ELA)
  • Pearson's Connected Math Project 3 (6-8, math)
Learn more about the professional development on Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction that the DOE provided during the 2013-14 school year.

NY State Assessments and the Common Core

New York State is part of a consortium of states, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), working together to develop new state assessments.  The Board of Regents is expected to vote in the fall of 2013 about whether to adopt PARCC assessments. 

The ELA and Math assessment transition plan, released by NYSED in March 2012, provides a high level timeline of the tests’ implementation in different grade bands. NYSED has released detailed guidance on updates to the content and format of the grades 3 through 8 ELA and math state tests, and a set of sample test questions aligned to the Common Core designed to help educators understand how the Common Core standards and instructional shifts will be represented in the upcoming tests.

               

To learn more about the Common Core Learning Standards in New York City, check out videos from Teaching Channel: ElementaryMiddle and High