New York State Exams - Grades 3-8

March 2018

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In the weeks ahead students in grades 3-8 will engage in a series of state designed assessments.  Beginning this year the New York State Department of Education has decreased the number of testing days for both the ELA and Mathematics examinations from three days to two days each.

The exams have a suggested time allotment, which varies according to grade and exam. Students are able to take as much time for the exams as they need to complete them.  In the event a student needs more than the suggested time, he/she may continue taking the exam in his/her current setting or in an alternate location with a different proctor.   

The assessment schedule for grades 3-5 is as follows:

 

Assessment

Grades

Administration Dates

Make-Up Dates

English Language Arts

3, 4, 5

April 11, 12

April 16, 17, 18

Mathematics

3, 4, 5

May 1, 2

May 4, 7, 8, 9

Science Performance

Grade 4 Only

May 23-June 1 (exam is one day)

May 23-June 1

Science Written

Grade 4 Only

June 4

June 5-6

 

The assessment schedule for grades 6-8 is as follows:

 

Assessment

Grades

Administration Dates

Make-Up Dates

English Language Arts

6-8

April 11, 12

April 16, 17, 18

Mathematics

6-8

Note: Students taking Regents Algebra I are exempt from the grade 8 exam

May 1, 2

May  4, 7, 8, 9

Algebra I Regents

8

June 12

There is no make up date, however the exam is given in August and January

Science Performance

Grade 8 Only

May 23, 24

May 25, 29, 30,June 1

Science Written

Grade 8 Only

June 4

June 5-6

 

It is important to remember that these assessments represent only one measure of student learning.  However, our expectation, as always, is that students give their very best effort. You can assist your child/children in being confident and prepared on the days of administration by ensuring they:

-         Get a full night sleep.

-         Pick out clothes to wear the night before.

-         Eat breakfast before coming to school.

-         Arrive to school on time.

-         Think positively and be confident!

If you have any further questions regarding these assessments please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or school principal.

 


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