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Information Regarding the Upcoming NYS Tests

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. In addition, Grades 4 and 8 are administered the Science Tests. These annual tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace. The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards. Below you will find the dates of the 2017 tests.

The 2017 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will be untimed so students who need more time to demonstrate what they know and can do will be able to work at their own pace. The number of test questions on the 2017 tests will be the same as the 2016 tests. Each of the 2016 Grade 3-8 ELA Tests had one less reading passage and fewer questions than tests from previous years. The 2016 Math Tests also had fewer questions. Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing the 2017 assessments.

The dates are as follows:

  • NYS Grade 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) Tests: Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30

  • NYS Grade 3-8 Mathematics Tests: Tuesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 4

  • NYS Grade 4 & 8 Science Tests: Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, June 2 (Performance Tests) and Monday, June 5 (Written Test)

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