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.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Sample Test Questions -- pdf files
ELA English Language Arts
|Science --(coming soon)|
|Grade 3 - ELA-2016|
|Grade 4 - ELA-2016||Grade 4 - Math - 2016|
|Grade 5 - ELA-2016||Grade 5 - Math - 2016|
|Grade 6 - ELA-2016||Grade-6 - Math - 2016|
|Grade 7 - ELA-2016||Grade 7 - Math - 2016|
|Grade 8 - ELA-2016||Grade 8 - Math - 2016|
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
Past Tests given by New York State:
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
Grade 6-8 Mathematics Tests
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.
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.