The New York State English Language Arts Exam will be administered on the following days to all grades: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The New York State Mathematics Exam will be administered on the following days to all grades (except the following Regents classes – 722, 723, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 826): Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and Thursday, May 2, 2019
The State Education Department revised their electronics policy on New York State Exams. It is as follows: All students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and certain other electronic devices into a classroom or other location where a State test is being administered. Test proctors and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any prohibited electronic devices prior to the start of the test administration.
Such devices include, but are not limited to:
• Cell phones
• Blackberry devices and other PDAs
• iPods and MP3 players
• iPads, tablets, and other eReaders
• Laptops, notebooks, or any other personal computing devices
• Cameras or other photographic equipment
• Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones, such as earbuds
• Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content.
Any student observed with any prohibited device while taking a State test will be directed to turn it over to the proctor or monitor immediately. The incident will be reported promptly to the school principal. If the principal determines that the student had a prohibited device in his or her possession during the test administration, the student’s test must be invalidated. No score may be calculated for that student. Please make sure that your child understands this electronic policy on New York State Exams.
Additionally, NYS ELA and Math exams will still be untimed this year once again. The state still recommends that students will need approximately 90 minutes to finish the exam. Scheduling will be done with that taken into account. If a child needs more than the recommended time, he/she will be given the time needed. Due to the scheduling and logistics, the grade 6 lunch period will be moved to period 7. Since this is later than usual, 6th graders will be allowed to eat a snack the beginning of period 5 in their assigned classroom.