2019 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments
Release of Test Questions and Instructional Reports
Test questions and instructional reports will be released before the end of the school year. Like the past several years, the State Education Department will release 75-percent of questions from the 2019 tests and the instructional reports for educators on or around June 1. You can view 2018 test questions on EngageNY. (https://www.engageny.org/3-8)
Computer-based State assessments. Some districts chose to administer the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests on the computer. The computer-based test will have the same questions as the paper version but students will take the test on a computer, tablet, or Chromebook.
Stronger instructional tools. The State Education Department is helping districts begin to transition to computer-based testing (CBT), which has the potential to make the assessments stronger instructional tools and will make it possible to get test results back sooner.
The move to CBT. The State plans to have additional districts utilize CBT next year. The long-term plan is to have all districts using CBT for annual state tests.
You can find more information about the State tests on the State Education Department’s website. (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/eigen.html)
Thank you for your time.
Dr. Neil L. Howard, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
Taconic Hills Central School District