NYS Assessment Testing

August 2021
As of August 2021 we do not have updated information. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Christina Miga, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction @ [email protected]

Link to NYS Assessment page

April 2021

Update: NYS Assessments

Recently, New York State Department of Education released important information regarding upcoming NYS assessments in grades 3-8.  As some may know, New York State (NYS) put in for a waiver to the US Department of Education (USDE) to cancel administration of the assessments, as well as to eliminate all accountability measures.  The USDE has responded that they will be waiving all accountability measures tied to state assessments, including participation rates. However, USDE also indicated that they would still like states to hold their state assessments.  NYS continues to seek the full waiver, however, a response is not anticipated between now and the upcoming assessments, so they released the following guidance.

To accommodate the uniqueness of this school year, the State has adjusted the ELA and Math assessments in two significant ways:

  • There will only be one day of testing per grade level.
  • The tests will consist ONLY of multiple-choice questions.

Additionally, the 4thand 8thgrade science assessments will only consist of the written component, and there will be no performance task.

While NYS estimates each test will last approximately 55 to 90 minutes, depending on the grade level and assessment, all students will have the time they need to complete the assessment, within the confines of a school day.

NYS also allowed flexibility in assessment administration dates given each district’s unique structures for this school year. We created the calendar below to ensure as little disruption to instruction as possible for our students.


Spring 2021 Updated Grades 3-8 NYS Assessment Calendar
for West Irondequoit CSD


ELA Assessment

Math Assessment

Science Assessment


Monday 4/26

Thursday 5/6


Monday 4/19

Monday 5/3

Monday 6/7


Tuesday 4/20

Tuesday 5/4


Thursday 4/22

Thursday 5/6


Wednesday 4/21

Wednesday 5/5


Wednesday 4/21

Wednesday 5/5

Wednesday 6/9

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Christina Miga, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction @ [email protected]

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