Grades 3-8 NYS Assessments

(March 18, 2021)

Dear Families of Grades 3-8 Students,

The New York State assessments for grades 3-8 are quickly approaching. We would like to share
the following information with you regarding test procedures this year:

  • All of our assessments will be given on the computer this year. We will be giving only one
    day of math, and one day of ELA. Fourth and eighth graders will only take one day of
    science as well. The dates are below:

    ❖ 3-5 ELA test – Tuesday, April 20th
    ❖ 6-8 ELA test -Tuesday, April 27th

    ❖ 3-5 Math test – Tuesday, May 4th
    ❖ 6-8 Math test -Tuesday, May 4th

    ❖ 4th grade Science test- Monday, June 7th
    ❖ 8th grade Science test- Monday, June 7th

  •  Remote students are not obligated to come into the building to take the assessments. If you
    are a remote family, and you have not reached out to your child’s Principal with your
    assessment plan, please do so. Once we know which remote students are taking the test, we
    will inform you of the dates.
  • If you are planning to opt your child out of this year’s assessment, please send an email
    indicating which assessment(s) your child will not be taking. Please do so by Wednesday,
    April 14th.

Please make sure your child is well rested, has eaten a nutritious breakfast, and arrives on time.
Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to
reach out to us.

Kristen Reno
MED Elementary Principal
renok@chatham.k12.ny.us

Michael Burns
Middle School Principal
burnsm@chatham.k12.ny.us

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