Students in grades 3–8 take the State Mathematics test each spring.
English Language Learners are required to take the State math tests but may take a test translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional & simplified), Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. When tests are not available in the student's native language, the test may be translated orally. Students with disabilities may take the NY State Alternate Assessments in place of the general State test, if specified on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
When is this test given?
For school year 2021-22, math exam dates are April 26-28.
What is on the test?
The math test is an untimed test that contains several different types of questions. Students answer multiple choice and open-ended questions.
How is the test scored?
The NY State Grades 3–8 exams are scored by licensed and trained New York City teachers. The exams are scored through a distributed scoring process, meaning no student’s exam is scored by a teacher from the student’s school. This scoring complies with NY State Education Department DOE policy regarding scoring of State exams.
How are the results reported?
The number of correct answers a student gives on a test is converted into the student’s “scale score.” Scale scores are divided into four performance levels. Test results on Individual Student Reports are available for each family. The Student Report includes the student's scale score, performance level, and information on his or her strengths and weaknesses in the different skill areas tested.
For information on where to obtain your child’s results, contact your child’s school.