Understanding the Common Core

The Common Core standards provide a clear picture of what students need to learn each year in order to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers. Last spring, state exams for students in grades 3-8 began to reflect the Common Core and were more challenging. The videos below, from the two-part Chancellor’s Common Core series, and additional resources provide more information to support families in understanding the Common Core.

    FAQ: 2013 State Common Core Tests

    Additional Resources

    Common Core Overview

    Expect Success Guide: Elementary & Middle School

    Expect Success Guide: High School

    Engage NY Parent & Family Resources

    NYS 2013 Grades 3-8 Annotated Test Questions