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 29th – March 30st, and followed by the Math assessment on April 26th – April 27th.

As a parent or guardian, if you choose to refuse your child's participation in the 2022 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.

You will receive a confirmation 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


Grades 3-5 English Language Arts Assessment

Tuesday, March 29th

Wednesday, March 30th

Grades 3-5 Mathematics Assessment

Tuesday, April 26th

Wednesday, April 27th

Grade 4 Science Assessment

Monday, June 6th Grade 4 Only

Important Information Regarding NYS Assessments In Our Elementary Schools

If you have opted your child out of the assessments, you will receive a confirmation from your child’s school regarding your request. During the administration of the assessments, children who have opted out will remain in the classroom and be able to read/write quietly. If you choose to opt your child out, and keep your child home during the test, please have your child report to school no earlier than 11:15am that day. Due to COVID restrictions, it will not be possible to have students dropped off to wait in another area of the school while the class is testing.

Middle School

As a result of the data we received from a prior survey, the New York State Assessments in grades 6 – 8 will be administered in separate testing sites in both Candlewood and West Hollow Middle Schools. On the days listed below, all students participating in the in-person instructional model should report to their school and first period classes at the normal time. Once attendance has been taken, students participating in the NYS Assessments will be asked to report to the designated testing site for the duration of the test. All other students will remain in their classes and follow a normal schedule.

The administration dates for the New York State 6 – 8 Assessments are as follows:

English Language Arts –

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


Grade 8 Science Performance Test

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Grade 8 Science Written Test

Monday, June 6, 2022

High School

In June, the following Regents exams will be administered:

  • English Language Arts- Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Living Environment- Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Algebra I- Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Physical Setting/Chemistry - Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Global History & Geography II – Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Physical Setting/Earth Science- Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Geometry – Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Algebra II – Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Physical Setting/Physics – Thursday, June 23, 2022

Additionally, Half Hollow Hills will be administering a World Language Checkpoint B exam on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.