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Spring 2021 NYSED Testing Letter

April 2021

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.  For this school year, NYSED has decreased the number of testing days for both the English Language Arts and Mathematics examinations to 1 day each 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 assessments will only be administered to students who are learning in school.

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

Assessment

Grade Level & Administration Date

Make-Up Dates

 

English Language Arts

Grade 3

April 20

 

April 21 - April 29

Grade 4

April 21

Grade 5

April 22

 

Mathematics

Grade 3

May 4

 

May 5 - May 14

Grade 4

May 5

Grade 5

May 6

Science Written

Grade 4 Only

June 7

June 8 - June 11

 

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

Assessment

Grades

Administration Dates

Make-Up Dates

English Language Arts

6-8

April 20

April 22 - 29

Mathematics

6-8

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

May 4

May 6 - 13

Algebra I Regents

8

June 23

There is no make up date.

Science Written

Grade 8 Only

June 7

June 10 - 11


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.