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Common Core | Student Resources

They New York State Common Core Standards were in 2010 by the Board of Regents. Along with it came a new curriculum for teachers and newly designed state examinations. We’ve gone through public resources and developed this page to centralize all the information about these tests and standards. Feel free to use these materials to help you when it comes to practicing for your state tests. 

Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core in New York State

The Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core in New York State was adopted in 2011 to ensure students are ready for their K-6 education. It covers the following aspects of Pre-K Common Core:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language, and Literacy
  • Cognition and Knowledge of the World

To learn more about the Pre-Kindergarten Foundation and it’s standards, click here.

Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade Common Core Learning Standards.

The Common Core Learning Standards was adopted by New York State to set a consistent set of expectations for what students should learn and be able to do. The curriculum is extensive and ensures that students are prepared for their next year in school.

2016 NYS Common Core Exams – ELA

These are the New York State ELA Common Core exams that were published. They’re good examples for what to expect, and they’re great for practice. 

Grade 3 Exam
Grade 4 Exam
Grade 5 Exam
Grade 6 Exam
Grade 7 Exam
Grade 8 Exam

Grade 3 Written Scoring Key
Grade 4 Written Scoring Key
Grade 5 Written Scoring Key
Grade 6 Written Scoring Key
Grade 7 Written Scoring Key
Grade 8 Written Scoring Key

2016 NYS Common Core Exams – Math

These are the New York State Math Common Core exams that were published. They’re good examples for what to expect, and they’re great for practice. 

Grade 3 Exam
Grade 4 Exam
Grade 5 Exam
Grade 6 Exam
Grade 7 Exam
Grade 8 Exam

Grade 3 Written Scoring Key
Grade 4 Written Scoring Key
Grade 5 Written Scoring Key
Grade 6 Written Scoring Key
Grade 7 Written Scoring Key
Grade 8 Written Scoring Key