Some Common Core Test Questions Released

Published 08/06 2014 01:21PM

Updated 08/06 2014 05:08PM

For the first time, the New York State Education Department released about half of the Common Core test questions students in grades 3 through 8 took last spring. The state has only released a handful of questions in past years.

"We've listened to New York State educators make the case that having more test questions available would benefit our kids so we've doubled the number and provided a thorough explanation for every student response," said Commissioner John King in a statement.

The department said the questions represent a range of difficulty and will help parents understand the expectations.

Click here to go to the state website where you can download the questions.

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