Elementary and Intermediate Level State Assessments Suspended
Due to school closures across the State caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has suspended elementary and intermediate level State assessments for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
According to the NYSED, “it is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts toward local school and community needs, as they have been doing, and not be concerned about State assessments. NYSED has applied for federal waivers for testing, accountability and reporting requirements.”
The suspension for the remainder of the school year applies to the following State testing 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.
Click here to read the full announcement from NYSED.