C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

English Language Arts Learning Standards and Core Curriculum Guidance

This page includes links to the current (2011) New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts, as well as previous State Learning Standards and core curriculum guidance materials. For the NYSED ELA Curriculum Modules, please see the Common Core Curriculum page on EngageNY.

Please note that in September 2017, the Board of Regents approved the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts (2017), which will be rolled out over the next three years. A timeline for the rollout of the next standards is available on the Next Generation Learning Standards website.

P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy (2010)

The P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy adopted by the Board of Regents in 2010 identify what students in grades Prekindergarten-Grade 12 should know and be able to do in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects to be prepared for success in college, careers, and life. The standards emphasize critical thinking, careful reading of fiction and non-fiction, writing with evidence, effective communication of ideas, and real-world problem solving.

English Language Arts Core Curriculum (2005)

This English Language Arts Core Curriculum (2005) is a standards-based document that provides an additional level of specificity to the learning standards for English language arts adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in 1996. It respects the tradition of local choice in New York State that empowers educators to select texts, identify products, and use a rich array of instructional strategies and activities to meet student learning needs.

Learning Standards for English Language Arts (1996)

 

NYS Office of Curriculum & Instruction curriculum materials aligned to the 1996 ELA Standards

The Preliminary Draft Framework  (PDF, 225KB)
The Early Literacy Profile (PDF, 552KB)
The English Language Arts Resource Guide with Core Curriculum  1998 (PDF, 620KB)

 

Last Updated: December 22, 2017