About the Tasks

About the Tasks

NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools in implementing the Citywide Instructional Expectations. These resources include task descriptions, teacher-annotated student work representing a range of performance levels, rubrics to assess student work and instructional supports including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Educators may choose to adopt these resources in their entirety or adapt the materials to best address students' diverse needs.

To learn more about these resources, watch the Virtual Training Module (VTM) below.

Resources for Special Populations

Download general guidance on using these resources with English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.

Texts and Task Sets

The citywide instructional expectations ask schools to ensure that students experience Common Core-aligned instruction in ELA, Social Studies, and Science that requires them to ground reading, writing, and discussion in evidence from text. In an effort to help schools meet this requirement, Texts and Task Sets have been developed. Each of these sets align to a current area in the NYC Science and Social Studies Scope and Sequences and provide a sequence of texts and a culminating task which work together to build content knowledge and create opportunities for both close reading of complex texts and evidenced-based writing within a larger unit of instruction.

To learn more about these resources, watch the instructional videos below.