Success in school and in life is determined in large part by competence in language. As a significant means for developing students' abilities to use their minds well, language is a central factor in learning for all students and in all disciplines. The NYSED English Language Arts Office of Curriculum & Instruction webpage includes resources and information to support PreK-12 standards-based English Language Arts curriculum and instruction. On this page, you will find links to the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy, an ELA news page, Frequently Asked Questions, an ELA Toolkit, and links to other English Language Arts resources. In January 2011, the Board of Regents approved the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. For more information and resources for the P-12 CCLS for ELA & Literacy, please visit the EngageNY Common Core website.