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Testing Overview

2013-14 State Test Schedule
• April 1,2,3, NY State Enlish Language Arts Exam
• April 30, May 1,2: NY State Mathmatics Exam
• May 21-30: NY State 4th Grade Science Exam
(exact date to be announced)

Parents and guardians can see their child’s test scores and learn more about what the scores mean on ARIS Parent Link.

 

Please consult the DOE website for more detailed information about Yearly Testing.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires states to define challenging academic standards and administer high-quality assessments so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against shared expectations for student achievement.

Elementary and middle school students in New York State take yearly State tests in core academic subjects to assess their mastery of the Common Core Learning Standards.

Students’ test results are one of the factors that schools use to decide whether to promote a student to the next grade. In high school, students must pass five Regents Exams in order to graduate and may earn an Advanced Diploma if they pass more exams. Read more about the elementary and middle school promotion policies or high school graduation requirements. Students in New York City also take tests to apply for admission to selective schools and programs and to prepare for college.

New York City and New York State use test results to evaluate how well schools are serving students. To learn more about how the subjects are taught in New York City, see the academics page.

See here for the 2013-14 calendar of City and State testing. Translated versions are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.