2016-17 NYS ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

Here are the upcoming testing windows for New York State assessments:


MARCH 2017

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

3-8 ELA Exams

Mar. 28 - 30, 2017

3-8 Math Exams

May 2 - 4, 2017


Gr 4 & 8 Science Performance

Begin May 24, 2017

June Regents

Jun. 13 - 22, 2017


Gr 4 & 8 Science Written

Jun. 5, 2017

 

 
2017 3-8 NYS ASSESSMENTS: 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. These annual 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. Below you will find information about the 2017 tests.
 
Untimed Testing
3-8 ELA and Math Tests will be untimed so students who need more time to demonstrate what they know and can do will be able to work at their own pace. 
 
Fewer Test Questions
Similar to 2016, the number of tests questions has been decreased from past years. There is one less reading passage and fewer questions on the 3-8 ELA tests, and math had fewer questions. 
 
Greater Teacher Involvement
Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing the 2017 assessments. Beginning in 2018, NYS teacher-developed test questions will be used on State assessments. 
 
Faster Results for Teachers and Improved Resources for Parents
Like last year, the State Education Department plans to have instructional reports returned to teachers by the end of the school year and release at least 75-percent of the test questions. The 2017 Score Reports for parents will feature the updated clearer design and more information about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. These will be ready over the summer.
 
Questions about testing programs, policies, and procedures may be sent to emscassessinfo@nysed.gov 
 
Specific questions about the District's procedures for 3-8 testing should be directed to the building principals - Mr. Oldham (gr 3-4) and Mrs. Preston (gr 5-8). 
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