Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy provide clear, consistent expectations about what knowledge, skills, and practices students should have and learn at each grade level so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help students achieve them.

Rhode Island adopted the CCSS in ELA/Literacy in place of a planned update to our current Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and Grade Span Expectations (GSEs) for reading, and written/oral communication.

For general information on the Common Core State Standards, as well as resources for families and the community, go to:

Transition to the CCSS and PARCC

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