Testing Calendar

City Tests

These are optional tests that families can request for entrance into programs or schools that offer specialized instruction and enrichment opportunities.

Test

Date

Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)The SHSAT will be held in late October. Make-up dates will be held in November.
Gifted and Talented (G&T) January

State Tests

These tests are required by NY State Education Department, including those that may be used to meet graduation requirements.

Test

Date

New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)
This test must be taken within the first 10 days of enrolling in school.
New York State Regents Regents will be administered in January, June, and August.
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) Spring
New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA)April
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSELAT)April–May
New York State Grades 3–8 MathEarly May
New York State Grades 4 and 8 ScienceLate May
New York State Science (written) June
Tests for World LanguagesJune

National Tests for College Admissions

These are tests offered to students nationwide. New York City schools administer these tests during the school day.

Test

Date

SAT/PSAT School DayMarch
PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying TestOctober
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