New York State Exams - Grades 3-8

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March 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In the weeks ahead, students in grades 3-8 will engage in a series of New York State Department of Education (NYSED) designed assessments.  The number of testing days for both the ELA and mathematics examinations continues to be two days with a suggested time allotment that varies according to grade level and exam type. Students may take as much time for the exams as they need to complete them.  In the event a student requires more time than recommended by NYSED, he/she may continue taking the exam in his/her current setting or in an alternate location supervised by 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 2, 3

April 4, 5, 8, 9

Mathematics

3, 4, 5

May 1, 2

May 3, 6, 7, 8

Science Performance

Grade 4 Only

May 22-May 31 (exam is one day)

May 23-May 31

Science Written

Grade 4 Only

June 3

June 4, 5

 

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

Assessment

Grades

Administration Dates

Make-Up Dates

English Language Arts

6-8

April 2,3

April 4, 5, 8, 9

Mathematics

6-8

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

May 1, 2

May 3, 6, 7, 8

Algebra I Regents

8

June 19

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

Science Performance

Grade 8 Only

May 23, 24

May 25, 29, 30,June 1

Science Written

Grade 8 Only

June 3

June 4-5


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 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. 

NYSED Parent Information Resources: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/

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