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April 30, 2020 Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: January 2020 NYS English Regents

The January 2020 New York State Regents exam in English is now available! You can search for...

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March 16, 2020 Meghan Ricketts

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NYS 2019 Grade 5 ELA Engage NY Released Questions

The Castle Learning ELA content team would like to announce the publication of the 2019 NYS...

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March 16, 2020 Meghan Ricketts

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NYS 2019 Grade 4 ELA Engage NY Released Questions

The Castle Learning ELA content team would like to announce the publication of the 2019 NYS...

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March 16, 2020 Meghan Ricketts

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NYS 2019 Grade 3 ELA Engage NY Released Questions

The Castle Learning ELA content team would like to announce the publication of the 2019 NYS...

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August 31, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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New Literature Set: Animal Farm

There are now over 50 multiple choice and extended response questions available for George Orwell's Animal Farm.  The questions in this new literature set range in difficulty and style. Students will be exposed to basic fact-based questions, vocabulary, literary terms, structure, theme, and much...

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June 6, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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North Carolina English III and IV Sample Assessments Now Available

The ELA Content Team has created English III and English IV sample assessments using Castle Learning's reading sets and materials. The samplers are very similar to the North Carolina End of Course Assessments in English. The samplers will familiarize students with types of reading passages and...

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May 30, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: NYS January 2016 Regents (CCSS and Original)

The New York State January 2016 Regents English Assessments are now available! There are two versions of the exam.

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May 18, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available - North Carolina EOC Sample Assessments: English I and English II

English I and English II sample assessments have been created using Castle Learning's reading sets and materials. The samplers are very similar to the North Carolina End of Course Assessments in English. The samplers will familiarize students with types of reading passages and questions they...

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April 29, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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5 New Source Writing Tasks Now Available

Five new source writing tasks have been added to the English Language Arts database. Each set includes several nonfiction passages/articles centered around a specific topic, followed by a series of short response questions and an essay task. The articles for this series are licensed from our...

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March 29, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available - New Literature Set: Esperanza Rising

Over 75 questions have been written for the literary work: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This realistic piece of historical fiction follows the riches to rags story of Esperanza, a girl who is forced to flea to California from her home in Mexico during the Great Depression. Esperanza lives...

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March 16, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: 3-5 Grade NYS Sample Assessments

The English Content Team has created NYS Samplers for grades 3-5. The sample exams follow the recommended percentages for clusters, standard emphasis, and domain attributions specified in the "Educator Guide to the 2015 Common Core ELA Tests." Each grade level sampler consists of passages and...

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March 14, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: 6-8 grade NYS Sample Assessments

The English Content Team has created NYS Samplers for grades 6 - 8. The sample exams follow the recommended percentages for clusters, standard emphasis, and domain attributions specified in the "Educator Guide to the 2015 Common Core ELA Tests." Each grade level sampler consists of passages and...

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February 24, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Additional Common Core Poetry Sets Added

Questions are now available for several poems found on the Common Core suggested reading list. The questions range in difficulty and style. Students will be exposed to basic fact-based questions, vocabulary, literary terms, structure, theme, and much more! These new questions can be found in the...

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