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Suspension of New York State Assessments in ELA (3-8), Mathematics (3-8), Science (4 and 8), NYSESLAT (K-12), and NYSAA (3-8 and High School)

The administrations of the 2020 elementary and intermediate level State assessments have been suspended for the remainder of the year. The suspension for the remainder of the school year applies to the following New Your State assessment programs:

  • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;

  • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;

  • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;

  • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;

  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and

  • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe Regarding Elementary and Intermediate-Level State Assessments:http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/statement-board-regents-chancellor-betty-rosa-and-interim-state-education-commissioner-2

The school closures caused by Novel Coronavirus are unprecedented and so, we have to make unprecedented decisions for our students. The administrations of the 2020 elementary- and intermediate-level State assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year.
www.nysed.gov

There is no word yet on NYS Regents exams. We will keep you posted.

Be safe and stay healthy!

Dr. Debbie J. Hand
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction