Upcoming Assessments for Grades 3-8
Published on 4/9/18
New York State Education Department (NYSED) Assessments for grades 3-8 begin this week.
Please be aware that ELA Assessments will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 11th and 12th.
Math Assessments will be given following Spring Recess, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2nd and 3rd.
In addition, New York State Science Performance Tests - given only to students in grades 4 and 8 - will be administered beginning Wednesday, May 23rd and ending Friday, June 1st, with the Science Written Test being held on Monday, June 4th.
Assessments are important because they help inform us about students' learning, where instructional changes need to be made and ultimately - they help improve learning for every child.
On testing days, please support your children by ensuring they are ready to complete the test to the best of their ability. This means making sure your child:
- gets a good night’s sleep
- eats a nutritious breakfast at home or at school
- attends school and is on time
- keeps the same daily routines in your home
- is encouraged to do his or her personal best
If you have any questions about the assessments, please contact your child's school directly.