Schedule for NYS Assessments, Grades 3-8


The New York State Education Department is transitioning its annual ELA and math assessments for grades 3-8 from paper-based testing to computer-based testing. This spring, Baldwinsville third-graders in all buildings and students in grades 6-8 will take the ELA and math assessments using the computer. All students who utilize accommodations for testing will still receive these accommodations. Baldwinsville students in grades 4 and 5 will take the assessments on paper, as usual. We expect to gradually expand the computer-based testing to all of Baldwinsville’s students in order to be in compliance with the state requirement that our current 3rd graders take computer-based assessments when they are in grade 5 in 2019-2020.
 
It’s important to note that last year the state made changes to the assessments in order to reduce student test anxiety and to make the tests more useful in determining student progress. The tests now have fewer questions and they are untimed.

Students in grades 3-8 took the ELA assessments at the end of March and the beginning of April. 

Students will take the math assessments on the following dates:      

2017 Grade 3 Common Core Mathematics Tests
Day 1, Computer based - Monday, May 1                      Multiple Choice
Day 2, Computer based - Tuesday, May 2                     Multiple Choice, Short and Extended Response
Day 3, Computer based - Wednesday, May 3                Short and Extended Response
 
2017 Grades 4&5 Common Core Mathematics Tests
Day 1, Paper based -Tuesday, May 2                Multiple Choice
Day 2, Paper based - Wednesday, May 3          Multiple Choice, Short and Extended Response
Day 3, Paper based - Thursday, May 4             Short and Extended Response
 
2017 Grade 6 Common Core Mathematics Tests
Day 1, Computer based - Thursday, May 4
Day 2, Computer based - Friday, May 5
Day 3, Computer based - Monday, May 8         
 
2017 Grade 7 Common Core Mathematics Tests
Day 1, Computer based - Monday, May 1
Day 2, Computer based - Tuesday, May 2        
Day 3, Computer based - Wednesday, May 3
 
2017 Grade 8 Common Core Mathematics Tests
Day 1, Computer based - Thursday, May 4
Day 2, Computer based - Friday, May 5
Day 3, Computer based - Monday, May 8
 
It is imperative that your student arrives on time during these testing days. If your child will not be available during testing, please make the school aware well in advance.
 
If you have any questions regarding testing, please call your school.

You can also find information at the following links:

WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASSESSMENTS

2017 HANDOUT FOR PARENTS, GRADES 3-8

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSESSMENTS
Last updated on 4/13/2017