Testing, Testing, 1…2…3
As we all know, testing is a regular part of school life. The purpose of tests can range from letting teachers know what students need to work on (formative tests), to assessing all that students have learned (summative tests). Student testing at the New York State and New York City levels are part of the accountability called for in the federal and state laws.
In a continuing effort to keep you informed, we will be posting links to sites and documents that have to do with state and city testing. If you have any questions about testing, you can contact our assistant principal, Catherine Jarrat Koatz .
The dates for New York City Schools will be as follows:
New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Exams–Grades 3-5–April 19th, 20th or 24th (The State gives schools 3 days within which to take the 2-day exam. The City has not chosen its dates, yet.)
New York State Math Exams–Grades 3-5–May 2nd, 3rd or 4th (The State gives schools 3 days within which to take the 2-day exam. The City has not chosen its dates, yet.)
***There are no 4th grade science exams this year, in anticipation of the new 5th grade science exams, which will be starting next year.***
New York State NYSESLAT (Speaking)–English Language Learners in All Grades–April 17th through May 26th
New York State NYSESLAT (Listening, Reading & Writing)–English Language Learners in All Grades–May 15th through 26th
You can find more information on testing on the New York City Department of Education site and also on the New York State Education Department site. New York State has a full list of all elementary exams.