BMS Guidance

The New York State Testing Program

Achieving Excellence in Education

The New York State Board of Regents has set high learning standards for all students. In classrooms across the State, teachers are providing instruction aligned to these standards. Teachers are also routinely assessing student progress toward meeting these standards. To provide schools, teachers, and parents with an assessment of student achievement, New York State has developed the New York State Testing Program. These standardized tests will be given each year at the same time and will challenge Grades 3 through 8 students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in English language arts and mathematics. Working together, parents and teachers can help students learn more and perform well on these important tests.*

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*Excerpt from the The Grades 3–8 Testing Program in English Language Arts and Mathematics - A Parent’s Guide