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LCSD to Administer Upcoming State ELA and Math Tests Via Computer

Monday, March 11, 2019

The New York State Education Department Graphic of a computer.continues to transition to computer-based testing (CBT) as part of its commitment to both meeting the needs of 21st century learners and improving test delivery, test integrity, scoring validity, and turn-around time on testing results. For the 2017-18 school year, LCSD administered these tests in the CBT format. Both students and teachers found this format an adequate way to test students’ knowledge of the subjects tested.

This spring, the Liverpool Central School District will again administer the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics operational tests via computer. Students will use district provided Chromebooks for both tests. Grade 4 and 8 Science Performance and Written Tests will remain as paper-based tests.

These tests provide educators important information about your child(ren). The tests measure the skills and standards that are being taught within a grade level. The information gained from these tests help educators to adjust instruction, target learning interventions or acceleration for specific students, and identify gaps in our curriculum. Therefore, it is imperative that your child(ren) participate in this year’s New York State Grades 3-8 exams.

The administration dates for the 2018-19 Grades 3-8 New York State Exams are as follows:

English Language Arts (ELA) – Elementary Schools

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Day 2: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

English Language Arts (ELA) – Middle Schools

  • Day 1: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Day 2: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mathematics – Elementary Schools

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Day 2: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mathematics – Middle Schools

  • Day 1: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Day 2: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Science for Grades 4 & 8 (Paper Based Test Only Available)

  • Performance Test: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (Middle School also will be May 23, 2019)
  • Written Test: Monday, June 3, 2019

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