The Common Core standards were developed by educators and other experts based on research and lessons learned from top-performing countries. The standards describe the skills and knowledge your children need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, including the ability to think creatively, solve real-world problems, make effective arguments, and engage in debates.

The NYC Department of Education website offers extensive resources in their Common Core Library for families to help parents, guardians and students learn Common Core standards.

  • General information to learn more about the Common Core.

  • Overview
    Learn what the Common Core standards are and what they mean for your student.

  • Resources for Learning at Home: Grades Pre-K-8
    Find grade-specific resources to support your child's learning of the Common Core at home in both English Language Arts and Literacy as well as Mathematics. Resources include activity guides, tips, curricula guidelines and more.

  • Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core: The Council of the Great City Schools’ parent roadmaps in English Language Arts and Math provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-5.  These parent roadmaps for each grade level provide three-year snapshots, showing how standards progress from year to year, so that students will be college- and career-ready upon their graduation from high school.

  • The Common Core Classroom

  • Common Core Video Library


In addition to the Department of Education's Common Core Library, NYSED has launched 
EngageNY, a website that provides a number of valuable resources, including: