• Dear Families:

    Students in grades 3-5 will soon be taking the New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment and Mathematics Assessment. These assessments are a measure of where students are in their progress relative to the NYS standards for their grade level in Math and ELA. They also provide our school with information about how our overall program works relative to the standards, so we can make adjustments to instruction, resources, and assessments if necessary.

    In the event that your child is ill on testing days, there will be assessment make-up days. If you know that your child will be absent, or becomes sick the morning of, please remember to call the automated attendance line at 209-6219 to report the absence.

    As in the past, each assessment will be given over two days for a total of four days of assessment for ELA and Math.  The assessments are untimed, allowing all students to complete each session at their own pace.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Dates - English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment (2 sessions)
    Wednesday, April 19 (Day 6) - Session 1 - Reading
    Tuesday, April 20 - Session 2 (Day 1) - Writing
    Make-up Dates:  Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 28

    Mathematics Assessment (2 sessions)
    Tuesday, May 2 (Day 5) - Session 1
    Wednesday, May 3 (Day 6) - Session 2
    Make-up Dates:  Friday, May 5- Friday, May 11

    These assessments will be given during the morning of the designated testing days. Please make every effort to make sure that your child is here on time for the assessments. We are unable to administer the assessments outside of the make-up windows. 

    If you have any questions about the assessments, I would be happy to discuss them with you. You can also find information from New York State here - http://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/parent-resources

    In closing, I want to thank you for being so supportive of our mission.


    Jeffrey Dolce