The New York State Learning Standards describe what all students should know, understand,
and be able to do. The English Language Arts tests that students take in New York are scored
based on the English Language Arts standards. Below is a link to descriptions of each standard.
Each standard description is followed by an activity that you and your child can do together
to help improve her skills in that area.
You can also get more information about the standards from the English Language Arts Core Curriculum published by the New York State Education Department.