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State Assessments Information

This year’s New York State Assessments for grades 3-8 will be administered beginning with the English Language Arts assessment on March 25th and 26th, and followed by the Math assessment on April 21st and 22nd.


Click here for the 2020 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments: What Parents Need to Know PDF


The ELA assessment will be administered beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and ending on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The Math assessment will begin on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and end on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


  • At the middle school level, the anticipated testing time will be between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Thus, if your child is not participating in the NYS Assessments, and you are keeping him/her at home, the school day will reconvene at 10:00 am.
  • At the elementary level, the anticipated testing time will be between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Thus, if your child is not participating in the NYS Assessments, and you are keeping him/her at home, the school day will reconvene at 11:00 am.


As a parent or guardian, if you choose to refuse your child's participation in the 2020 New York State assessments in grades 3 through 8, please contact your building administrator via email or written letter as soon as possible. In your correspondence, please include your child's name, grade level and the assessments they will not be participating in. This process must be completed on an annual basis, as prior requests will not apply to the current school year.


If you choose to not allow your child to participate after he or she has already completed a portion of the assessment, your child will receive a score.


As confirmation, you will receive a letter from the district with more detailed information about the procedures and protocols that will be in place during the test administration period.


A sample of this confirmation letter can be found by clicking the following link: New York State Assessment Refusal