English Language Arts Learning Standards and Core Curriculum Guidance
This page includes links to the current NY State Learning Standards for English Language Arts (Common Core), 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.
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)
- 2005 Core (, 1MB)
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
Draft Framework (,
The Early Literacy Profile (, 552KB)
The English Language Arts Resource Guide with Core Curriculum 1998 (, 620KB)