Common Core State Standards InformationThe Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.Please click on the following links for additional information about the Common Core:The Common CoreThe Common Core Learning Standards (standards specific to NYS)The Common Core and ParentsThe Common Core focuses on Six Instructional Shifts that take place in both ELA and Math. These shifts can be found here:One of the shifts in ELA is focuses on vocabulary. These are two documents contain "high mileage, Tier II words."