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About the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP)

What is the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP)?

State Testing Information for New York

Portions of the following material were taken from the New York Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

New York State Testing Program

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies
  • Designed to evaluate the implementation of the State‚Äôs 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



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Test Descriptions

New York State Testing Program

  • 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.

  • Mathematics

  • - 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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