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Parents: Upcoming NYS Testing Information Grades 3-8


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What Parents Need to Know

Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. April 11th begins the NYS ELA Grade 3-8 testing. Math testing will begin May 1, 2018. These annual ELA and math tests for students in grades 3-8 are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace. The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards and can support professional development for teachers. Below you will find information about the 2018 tests.

Fewer Test Sessions

Untimed Tests

Test Questions Reviewed and Written by New York State Teachers

Providing Results for Teachers and Improved Resources for Parents

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new about the annual statewide tests for 2018?

Why did the Board of Regents reduce the number of test sessions?

When will the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests be administered?

What are computer-based tests? (NECSD is NOT doing computer-based testing)

Will the test continue to be untimed?

What types of questions are asked on the tests?

How are New York State teachers involved in the test development process?

Are there testing accommodations for students with disabilities?

Do English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) who are new to the United States take the Grades 3-8 ELA Tests?

Are there testing accommodations for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners?

What will I learn from my child’s score report? 

When will the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Test results be available?











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