• Dear Families:

    The Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered in the spring to students across New York State. Students in grades 5 and 8 will additionally participate in the science test. These annual assessments are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. New York State teachers serve on committees to write, evaluate, and select questions for the tests. The assessments are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction. These tests are untimed and are not used for classroom grades.

    The ELA, Math, and Science exams will be given on the below testing Administration dates:

    South Davis Elementary

    • ELA Grade 3 and 4 (Paper) - April 10 & 11, 2024
    • ELA Grade 5 (Computer) - April 17 & 18, 2024
    • Math Grade 3 and 4 (Paper) -May 7 & 8, 2024
    • Math Grade 5 (Computer) -April 29 & 30, 2024
    • Science Grade 5 (Computer) -May 16, 2024

    Computer-Based Testing

    • Students in grades 5 and 8 will be taking the computer-based test this year. They will have the same questions as the paper version but students will take the test on a Chromebook.

    In preparing your child to take the assessments, please make sure your child is well rested on the days of testing and encourage your child to do their best on the tests.

    If you have any questions regarding the NYS Assessments, please feel free to contact me.