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About the New York State Assessments

What is the New York State Assessments?

The New York State Assessments test student progress in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. These replaced the PARCC exams in the 2017/2018 school year. The assessments can also include a number of alternative assessments (NYSAA). The exams can be used for placement and evaluation of a student's progress. Our comprehensive practice materials help students prepare for success on these all important exams.

Practice Tests for the New York State Assessments

Our curriculum is focused around actual material that a student is likely to see on the upcoming New York State Assessments test. Nationally known for delivering high quality and affordable materials that help students improve their scores, we provide you both paper-based instruction and easy to use online test preparation.

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State Testing Information for New York

Portions of the following material were taken from the Department of Education website. Please consult your state's education website for further information on the actual tests administered for your school.

New York State Testing Program

Grades: 3-8

Subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies Designed to evaluate the implementation of the State’s Learning Standards at the student, school, district, and State levels

New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

Grades: 3-8

Subjects: English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies A datafolio-style assessment measuring the achievement of students with severe cognitive disabilities toward meeting the New York State learning standards at alternate achievement levels

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Grades: 4, 8, 12

Subjects: United States History, Civics, Geography, Writing, Mathematics

English Language Arts

- Reading
--- Students read several passages representing a variety of genres.
--- Contains both literary (include short stories, folk tales, poetry, or other forms of literary writing) and informational (include articles, excerpts from biographies or autobiographies, essays, or other forms of informational writing) reading passages
--- For each passage, students apply the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom by answering reading comprehension questions that demonstrate their understanding of the passages.

- Listening
--- Students listen to a passage and apply skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to answer comprehension questions.

- Writing
--- Grades 3, 5, and 7 students complete an editing task that consists of a paragraph containing errors in capitalization and punctuation (Grade 3) or in capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and usage (Grades 5 and 7).
--- Students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 answer two extended-response questions, one in the Reading section and one in the Listening section.


- Students apply the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom in order to answer three types of questions: multiple-choice, short-response, and extended-response.

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