New York State Testing 3-8

As part of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) embarked on a comprehensive reform initiative to ensure that schools prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.  Over the past two years, input was sought from parents and teachers on the previous testing program.   Changes in the testing program were implemented based on this feedback.   Computer based assessments are also now an option.  We are confident that our students are prepared for computer based assessments due to their previous experiences with testing in this format.  The tests are shortened in length and will only take two days to administer.   The testing schedule for our students is as follows:

ELA

Grades 3, 7, 8
April 10-11th Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Grades 4, 5, 6
April 12-13th Paper Based Assessments

Math

Grade 3
May 3rd-4th Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Grades 7, 8
May 1st-2nd Computer Based Testing (CBT)

Grades 4, 5, 6
May 1st-2nd Paper Based Assessments

NYSESLAT SPEAKING

All English as a New Language Students

April 16-30th

NYSESLAT LISTENING, READING, & WRITING

All English as a New Language Students

May 7-18th

SCIENCE PERFORMANCE TEST

Grades 4, 8

May 23rd-1st

SCIENCE WRITTEN TEST

Grades 4, 8

June 4th

Please note that other districts might have slightly different testing schedules from the Taconic Hills schedule. 

Sandra J. Gardner
Director of Instruction and Staff Development
Taconic Hills Central School District
73 County Route 11a
Craryville, New York 12521
518.325.2806 Office
518.578.1729 Cell
518.325.2808 Fax
sgardner@taconichills.k12.ny.us