2023 NY State Assessments

2023 New York State Assessments

New York State Assessments 

All Katonah-Lewisboro schools will be administering the New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Tests to students in grades 3 through 8 in the coming weeks. These assessments are designed to measure student literacy and mathematical understanding as defined by the New York State Learning Standards. The ELA test involves students reading, writing and responding to multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions. The Math test assesses concepts and skills related to the math curriculum and consists of multiple-choice questions, short-response and extended-response questions. Schools use these assessments as one of several measures of student progress.  

This year, the tests will follow a two-day format. Additionally, the tests continue to be untimed, allowing students to work at their own pace to complete them.   We have been preparing for our first computer-based testing administration this spring, which will soon be required by NYSED.  Our students will use their school-issued devices and have had opportunity to practice with them over the last few months. 

The testing dates are as follows:  

 ·         English Language Arts:Wednesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 20th 

·         Mathematics: Wednesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 4th

·         Science:  Monday, June 5th (Grade 8 written exam, performance exam given between May 23rd and June 2nd)  - *Students who are in Earth Science do not take this exam

The New York State Alternate Assessments (NYSAA) will be administered during the testing window, March 13th h to June 9th.  Students who participate in these assessments will be contacted by the Special Services department and parents may contact their child’s teachers about specific dates and assessment details. 

Please be sure your child arrives on time for school each day as the tests will be administered first thing in the morning. The best preparation is a good night’s sleep and a solid breakfast. Your child’s teacher(s) will ensure that students are familiar with the format and content of the exams so they can feel comfortable as they demonstrate their knowledge and skills. 

The results will be reported to parents as soon as they become available.  In the past, they have become available in the late summer or early fall.  

In addition to these assessments, the district has a variety of tools to help us track student performance and growth.  Together, they provide a comprehensive picture of student learning that informs instruction.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. As always, we appreciate your support. 

Jeff Swiatowicz, Principal 

Monica Bermiss, Assistant Principal  

Catherine Graybosch, Assistant Principal