Testing Calendar

City Tests

These are optional tests that families can request for entrance into programs or schools that offer specialized instruction and enrichment opportunities.

Test

Date

Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)January 27

State Tests

These tests are required by NY State Education Department, including those that may be used to meet graduation requirements.

Test

Date

New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)
This test must be taken within the first 10 days of enrolling in school.
New York State Regents June 17, 22, 23, 24
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) March 8 - June 11
New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA)April 19 - 29
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSELAT)April 19 - May 28 (Speaking)
May 17 - 28 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
New York State Grades 3–8 MathMay 3 - 14
New York State Grades 4 and 8 Science (written) June 7 - 11

National Tests for College Admissions

These are tests offered to students nationwide. New York City schools administer these tests during the school day.

Test

Date

SAT/PSAT School DayMarch 4, 24, April 13 and 27
PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying TestSee the College Board's website
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