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 April 20th – 22nd, and followed by the Math assessment on May 4th – 6th.


We are awaiting additional guidance from the New York State Education Department regarding flexible administration of the assessments within these or other timeframes.


We anticipate:

  • 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 2021 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.