Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy are set through the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts specify the literacy skills and understandings required for both college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. These disciplines include history, social studies, science and technical subjects.
Students who meet the CCSS develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening that form a strong foundation for any practical or creative language expression.
CCSS K-12 Curriculum Embedded Performance Tasks
The Planning Support and Sample Tasks are a basic framework for designing curriculum-embedded performance tasks and assessments in the classroom. The contents include a framework for planning, quality criteria for selecting/designing tasks, webinars to assist with planning, recommended readings, and sample tasks. If you are unable to access these documents, please contact the Agency of Education to provide the information to you in an alternative format.