New York State Grade 3-8 Assessments

Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regulations emphasize the importance of New York State (NYS) Grade 3-8 Assessments and the impact of student participation rates on a district’s performance rating.


Schools that do not reach a participation rate of 95% have their performance rating significantly impacted and may face additional NYS guidelines and restrictions.

Below you’ll find various parent resources about the New York State 2020 Grade 3-8 Assessments, including questions from the 2019 editions.

New York State 3-8 Assessment 2020 Resources

Frequently Asked Questions and NYS 3-8 Assessment Parent Information

Released Questions from 2019 NYS 3-8 Assessments
Reviewing the 2019 3-8 Assessment questions gives an idea of the sorts of questions you’ll find on 2020 Assessments. Practicing the 2019 questions with your students helps prepare them for what they’ll see on the 2020 Assessments.



New York State 3-8 Assessment Resources from 2019



Videos from our State Assessment Information Session on March 7, 2019 (uploaded March 14, 2019)


How 3-8 Assessment Data is Beneficial for Teachers and Schools


 NYS 3-8 Assessment Length and Times


Released Test Questions and how they help guide teachers’ instruction


Teacher Input for 3-8 Assessments Creating and Scoring


The Decoupling of Teacher Evaluation and Student Scores


Participation Rate Trends at ICC


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