Students in grades 3–8 take the State Mathematics test each spring.
English Language Learners are required to take the State math tests but may take a test translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional & simplified), Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. When tests are not available in the student's native language, the test may be translated orally. Students with disabilities may take the NY State Alternate Assessments in place of the general State test, if specified on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
When is this test given?
For school year 2023-24, math exam dates are May 7-8.
What is on the test?
The math test is an untimed test that contains several different types of questions. Students answer multiple choice and open-ended questions. New York state is in the process of transitioning from testing on paper to testing on a computer. For school year 2023-24, grades 5 and 8 will be required to test on a computer.
How is the test scored?
The NY State Grades 3–8 exams are scored by licensed and trained New York City teachers. The exams are scored through a distributed scoring process, meaning no student’s exam is scored by a teacher from the student’s school. This scoring complies with NY State Education Department DOE policy regarding scoring of State exams.
How are the results reported?
The number of correct answers a student gives on a test is converted into the student’s “scale score.” Scale scores are divided into four performance levels. You can access the results through the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) portal. You can view the results in the “My Student” page. Your account must be linked to your child to view this information.
If you need support accessing the portal or would like to create an account, you can check out the resources on the NYCSA page or contact your child’s school.