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Spring 2020 NYSED Testing Letter

March 10, 2020
 
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 March 25, 26 March 27, 30, 31, 
April 1
Mathematics 3, 4, 5 April 21, 22 April 23, 24, 27, 28
Science Performance Grade 4 only May 18-May 29
(exam is one day)
May 19-May 29
Science Written Grade 4 only June 1 June 2, 3

 

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

Assessment Grades Administration
Dates
Make-Up Dates
English Language Arts 6, 7, 8 March 25, 26 March 27, 30, 31, 
April 1
Mathematics

6, 7, 8

April 21, 22 April 23, 24, 27, 28
Algebra I Regents Grade 8 only June 18 N/A
Science Performance Grade 8 only May 18-May 29
(exam is one day)
May 19-May 29
Science Written Grade 8 only June 1 June 2, 3

 

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

 

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.