Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Middle School Testing Schedule in NYC- Testing is OUT OF CONTROL

This was sent to me by a Bronx teacher

I teach students in NYC. A list of the upcoming tests was shared with staff.  I was shocked when I saw it. I cannot post this on my page without ramifications but it is important that parents understand what testing is doing to instructional time.   When are we supposed to teach? When are they supposed to learn?  Education is becoming more and more of a farce.

Date
Test
Grade
April 14 – 16
NYS English Language Arts Test
6, 7, 8

April 22 – 24
NYS Math Test
6, 7, 8

April 17 – 30
(1 day exam delivered across a window of days)
NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test Speaking
English Language Learners in 6, 7, 8

May 4 – 15 (3 day exam delivered across a window of days)
NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test Listening, Reading, Writing
English Language Learners in 6, 7, 8

May 11
NYC End-of-Year Performance Assessments in English Language Arts
(Measure of Student Learning)
6, 7, 8

May 12
NYC End-of-Year Performance Assessments in Social Studies
(Measure of Student Learning)
6, 7, 8

May 13
NYC End-of-Year Performance Assessments in Science
(Measure of Student Learning)
6, 7, 8
May 20 – May 29
(1 day exam delivered across a window of days)
NYS Science Performance Test
8th grade

June 1
NYS Science Written Test
8th grade
June 2– 5
Finals in math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Drama and Physical Education
8th grade

June 8 – 12
Finals in math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Drama and Physical Education
6th and 7th grade

June 16
NYS Regents Exam Living Environment
8th grade

June 17
NYS Regents Exam Global History
8th grade
June 18
NYS Regents Exam Integrated Algebra
8th grade

June 22
NYC Second Language Proficiency Exam
8th grade


Not on the list but on the horizon for low-performing 6th, 7th and 8th graders in June - the Blackline Promotional Portfolio Tests in math and English Language Arts

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