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. This spring, state exams for students in grades 3-8 will reflect the Common Core and will be more challenging. Watch the below videos, from the two-part Chancellor’s Common Core series, for more information.

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