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New York state assessments

New York State students in grades 3-8 take standardized tests in math and English language arts (ELA) in the spring. Fourth- and eighth-graders also take state exams in science and social studies. The New York State Education Department has made several changes to the tests, in response to concerns shared by parents and educators. Additional changes are being made to the 2018 tests, including reducing the number of testing days from three to two days.

2017-18 Test Schedule:

ELA Assessment, grades 3-8 - April 11-12, 2018

Math Assessment, grades 3-8 - May 1-2, 2018

Science Assessment (Performance), grades 4 and 8 -- May 23-24 & 29, 2018

Science Assessment (Written), grades 4 and 8 - June 4, 2018

Regents Exams:
January 22-25, 2018
June 12-21, 2018


Board of Regents Reduces Number of Days of 3-8 Student Testing Beginning With Spring Exams In 2018


FACT SHEET: Revised NYS P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Examples

Next Generation Learning Standards and Assessment Implementation Timeline

The 2017 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments: What Parents Need to Know

New York State Education Department