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English Language Arts

This page provides an overview of the state standards for English Language Arts. The standards are a guide for the development of well-planned instructional practice at the local district level. These standards are mandatory to help shape the design of all components of a high-quality English Language Arts program. 

New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

New York State Next Generation Grades 6-12 Learning Standards for Literacy 


New York State initiated a gradual removal of the ELA Common Core Standards in 2022. This transition reflects the Department’s commitment to aligning education objectives with the evolving industry demands, technological advancements, and changing societal landscape. Please see the NYS Implementation Timeline to ensure the correct Standards are used at the appropriate grade levels.

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