New York State Testing Page 2017- 2018

Updated November 15, 2017

State Testing Update -- ----The state Education Department has picked Questar Assessment Inc. to develop the state's English language arts and math tests for students in grades 3-8 for the next five years. The new arrangement ultimately puts an end to a five-year agreement with Pearson.

2016 Released Common Core Items in Math and ELA

New---> -Annotated 2017 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions here-- English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3-8 2017 Test Release Questions

Annotated 2014 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions - - Engage NY website now contain links to access a representative sample of questions used on the 2013 state test. There are questions available in every grade (3-8) for both ELA and Mathematics. Go to Engage NY site.

Source: Elementary/Intermediate Tests General Information Grades 3-8 Tests

Most of the documents found here are in Adobe Acrobat© PDF format . If you don't have the Acrobat reader, you can download it here .

Elementary- and Intermediate-Level Testing Schedule 2017-2018

--On July 19th, 2010, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects , with the understanding that New York State may add additional expectations to the Common Core. Please see the July Regents item for additional details: see here

>>>>Common Core Standards for Math and English -- Acrobat Files and HTML files

Past Tests given by New York State:

Grade 3-5 Math -- New York State Tests

Grade 3 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file, Book 2 PDF file, Listening Selection PDF file, Teacher's Directions PDF file, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 4 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file # Book 2 PDF file , Listening Selection PDF file ,Teacher's Directions PDF file , Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 5 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file, Book 2 PDF file, Listening Selection PDF, Teacher's Directions PDF file, Scoring Key & Item Map


Grade 3-5 Math -- New York State Tests

Grade 3 Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 4 Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 5 Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map


Grade 4 and 8 Science and Social Studies Tests

Science Grade 4 Test 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010 - 2013 Tests, Scoring Key, Rating Guide and Conversion Chart

Science Grade 8 Test 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010- 2013 Tests, Scoring Key, Rating Guide and Conversion Chart


Social Studies Grade 5 Test 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010 Book 1, 2, Scoring Key, Rating Guides and Conversion Chart

Social Studies Grade 8 Test 2005, 2006 2007, 2008,2009, 2010 Book 1, 2, Scoring Key, Rating Guides and Conversion Chart


Grade 6-8 Language Arts Tests

Grade6 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file, Book 2 PDF file, Book 3 Listening Selection PDF file, Teacher's Directions PDF file, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 7 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file # Book 2 PDF file ,Book 3, Listening Selection PDF file ,Teacher's Directions PDF file , Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 8 Language Arts 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF file, Book 2 PDF file, Book 3, Listening Selection PDF, Teacher's Directions PDF file, Scoring Key & Item Map


Grade 6-8 Mathematics Tests

Grade6 Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 7Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map

Grade 8 Mathematics 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010 contains # Book 1 PDF, Book 2 PDF , Teacher's Directions PDF, Scoring Key & Item Map

Exam Schedules -- Office of State Assessment Examination Schedules K-12

For grade 8 NY Math and Science Review page only click here


About the tests:

The fourth - eight-grade State Math tests contain multiple choice questions and performance assessment items. The fourth-grade test is a timed test that is given over a three-day period. The multiple-choice component has 30 questions with 40 minutes for administration. The performance assessment components are 50 minutes each. The eighth-grade State Math test is a timed test that is given over a two-day period. The multiple-choice component has 27 questions with 35 minutes for administration. The two performance assessment components are 35 and 70 minutes.

For the NY State Standards click here.

H igh School Mathematics Tests

H igh School Science Tests


English/Language Arts

About the Test:

The fourth - eight grade state ELA Tests contain multiple-choice questions based on brief reading passages and performance assessment items. They measures students' attainment of skills such as understanding story events, drawing conclusions, making predictions, identifying the main idea, using vocabulary strategies, identifying supporting details, identifying point of view, evaluating ideas, understanding features that distinguish genres, and using figurative language to interpret text. The fourth-grade test is a timed test that is given over a three-day period. The multiple-choice component has 28 questions with 45 minutes for administration. The performance assessment components are 60 minutes each. The eighth-grade test is a timed test that is given over a two-day period. The multiple-choice component has 25 questions with 40 minutes for administration. The two performance assessment components are 45 and 90 minutes.


High School Tests for English and Social Studies


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