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Resources for CCGPS

Here are some helpful websites.

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

You'll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!

Sample Questions

Printer-friendly version PDF version The primary purpose of sharing samples of PARCC items is to provide information about the assessment system and support educators as they transition to the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC tests.

Paired Nonfiction and Fiction Readings

The Train Ride-Barack Obama's Election Night (4th Grade Fiction)

Sample Items and Performance Tasks

Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium's next-generation assessments. The sample items and performance tasks are intended to help teachers, administrators, and policymakers implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and preparing for next-generation assessments.

Annotated 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions

On this page you will find links to access a representative sample of questions used on the 2013 and 2014 ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core state tests. There are questions available in every grade (3-8) for both ELA and Mathematics.

Common Core Curriculum

In order to assist schools and districts with the implementation of the Common Core, NYSED has provided curricular modules and units in P-12 ELA and math that can be adopted or adapted for local purposes. Full years of curricular materials are currently available on EngageNY, for grades Kindergarten through 9th grade in Mathematics and Kindergarten through 8th grade in English Language Arts (ELA).

Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics

The Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics at its July 2010 meeting and incorporated New York-specific additions, creating the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), at its January 2011 meeting.

Analyzing Texts: Overview of a Lesson Series

Complete overview of a lesson for getting students to effectively analyze texts. This teaching video shows all the aspects of the lesson, including discussion, brainstorming and writing. Strategies can be use for may subjects and topics for more in depth learning.

Performance Level Descriptions for ELA and Mathematics | EngageNY

In Spring 2014, New York State administered the ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core tests intended to provide students, families, educators, and the public better measures of student proficiency in the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers.

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core-aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.

This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it, too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and represent multiple grade levels. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform.

Georgia Milestones Test Blueprints

Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) (Lead Contact), End of Grade (EOG) & Test Administration AccommodationsPhone: (404) 232-1207Fax: (404) 656-5976Georgia Milestones TechnologyPhone: (404) 232-1208Fax: (404) 656-5976Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) (Lead Contact), End of Course (EOC) & TechnologyPhone: (404) 656-2589Fax: (404) 656-5976 Em‚Äčail: mmcbride@doe.k12.ga.us Assessment Specialist Email: mhuneke@doe.k12.ga.us Assessment Specialist Email: robert.mcleod@doe.k12.ga.us