Common Core Assessments Information
On August 7, 2014, the New York State Education Department released approximately 50 percent of the questions used on the 2014 Grades 3 - 8 assessments (a 100 percent increase in the number released for the 2013 tests). The released questions will help students, families, educators, and the public understand the breadth and depth with which the state tests measure college and career readiness.
The released questions represent a range of difficulty and illustrate how student performance is assessed in accordance with the learning expectations and instructional shifts established by the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. Released questions can help inform classroom instruction and local assessment practices.
The released items are posted here:
For each released multiple-choice question, explanations are provided, detailing how the question measures the intended learning standard and why the right answer is correct and why wrong answers are incorrect. For constructed response questions, several examples of student work are provided, with explanations of why the responses received the scores they did.