November 23, 2011
Common Core Learning Standards
In January 2011, the New York State Board of Regents adopted
NYS P-12 Common
Core State Standards
New York State have been charged with beginning to
implement the CCLS during the 2011-2012 academic year with
full implementation expected in September 2012.
What should Common Core accountability look like? -
Shifts in ELA:
Common Core Learning Standards have been carefully crafted
to ensure that students are college and career ready upon
graduation from high school. In order to ensure that
our instruction is designed to meet those goals, the authors
of the standards have identified six instructional shifts
needed to effectively implement the standards:
Balancing Informational & Literary Texts
Knowledge in the Disciplines
Staircase of Text Complexity
Shifts in Math:
Training for administrators and teachers will occur
throughout the 2011-2012 school year, to ensure that all
parties are adequately prepared to implement the
standards with confidence and
P-12 Common Core
Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy
Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards; Glossary
of Key Terms
Appendix B: Text
Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Samples of Student Writing
Core Video Series
Implementation Video Series - Council of Chief
State School Officers and the Hunt Institute (note - YouTube
Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PARCC Draft Model
Criteria for Grades K-2
Criteria for Grades 3-12
At this site, the main
authors of the common core math standards explain in detail
the standards using blogs, "progression" documents, etc.
Be sure to look on the "tools" page. Additional
resources written by the authors of the CCS will appear
here. This site updates frequently.
An excellent tool for looking at the math CCS from several
angles (pardon the pun) such as grade level, vertical
domain, clusters of standards, etc. Three very
important pages in this site illustrate the
Practice Standards ,
Standards, and the
This site also plans to be populated with sample tasks to
illustrate the standards.
Be sure to spend some time clicking the diagrams and text to
expand the standards and examine in various ways.
This is where NYS posts ongoing updates about CCS
implementation and assessments.
The NYSED website that has been created to be their go-to
website for the CCLS and data-driven instruction.
For further information:
Hilton CSD Staff
Development may be reached at 585-392-1000 ext. 6051.