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FAQs - New York State Assessments (NYST)

This page answers frequently asked questions about New York State Tests by Teachers, Parents, and Students

What is the New York State Tests window for 2021?
How many sessions are there for each New York State Test?
What is the duration of the New York State Test?
What are the question types in New York State Tests?
How are the performance levels assessed in New York State Tests?
What is the calculator policy for New York State Test?
How will StepUp® help my child prepare for New York State Test?
How long is the average test completion time for session 1?
How long is the average test completion time for session 2?
What does the Math New York State Tests assess?
What do the New York State ELA tests assess?
What can schools and districts choose to create their approach?
When will the NYST be administered as computer-based tests?
What format will the Grades 3&8 Math New York tests be available in?
What are NYS Level 2 students performing at this level?
What do NYS Level 1 students demonstrate?
What do the PLDs function as the foundation to do?

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What is the New York State Tests window for 2021?

The test window for New York State Assessment for the year 2021 is as follows:

Grades 3-8 NYS English Language Arts Test April 19 – April 26, 2021

Grades 3-8 NYS Mathematics Test May 3 – May 10, 2021

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How many sessions are there for each New York State Test?

The session details for New York State Tests are as follows:

Both ELA and Math Tests have 2 Sessions each

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What is the duration of the New York State Test?

The duration of the New York State Tests are as below:

ELA
Grade 3 & 4

Session 1 : 60-70 minutes
Session 2 : 70-80 minutes

Grade 5 :

Session 1 : 80-90 minutes
Session 2 : 70-80 minutes

Grade 6 to 8 :

Session 1 : 80-90 minutes
Session 2 : 90-100 minutes

Math
Grade 3 :
Session 1: 55-65 minutes
Session 2: 60-70 minutes

Grade 4:
Session 1: 65-75 minutes
Session 2: 65-75 minutes

Grade 5
Session 1: 80-90 minutes
Session 2: 70-80 minutes

Grade 6 to 8
Session 1: 80-90 minutes
Session 2: 75-85 minutes

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What are the question types in New York State Tests?

The question types in New York State Tests are as below.

ELA:

Multiple-choice questions
Short response questions and
Extended Response questions

Math:

Multiple-choice questions
Short response questions and
Extended Response questions

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How are the performance levels assessed in New York State Tests?

There are 4 performance levels in New York State Tests.

NYS Level 4

Students performing at this level excel in standards for their grade. They demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practices of the standards related to the grade.

NYS Level 3

Students performing at this level are proficient in standards for their grades. They demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practices of the standards related to the grade.

NYS Level 2

Students performing at this level are partially proficient in standards for their grade. They demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practices of the standards related to the grade.

NYS Level 1

Students performing at this level are well below proficient in standards for their grade. They demonstrate limited knowledge, skills, and practices of the standards related to the grade.

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What is the calculator policy for New York State Test?

The calculator policy for New York State Test is as follows:

Students in Grade 3 to 5 are not allowed to use the calculator.

Students in Grade 6 are not allowed to use calculator for session 1 but a four function calculator is allowed for session 2.
Students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 can use scientific calculators for both Session 1 and Session 2.

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How will StepUp® help my child prepare for New York State Test?

The Lumos StepUp® provides
(a) Online access to Two Full-length New York State Practice Tests.
(b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
(c) Access to parent and student portals.
(d) Access to Teacher portal.
(e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
(f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
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How long is the average test completion time for session 1?

60 to 90 minutes

How long is the average test completion time for session 2?

70 to 100 minutes

What do the Math New York State Tests assess?

Conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem-solving abilities

What do the New York State ELA tests assess?

Reading, Writing, and Language Standards

What can schools and districts choose to create their approach?

To ensure that all students get sufficient time within the regular school days confines to continue and complete the tests.

When will the NYST be administered as computer-based tests?

Spring 2021

What format will the Grades 3&8 Math New York tests be available in?

PBT format only

What are NYS Level 2 students performing at this level?

Partially proficient in standards for their grade

What do NYS Level 1 students demonstrate?

Limited knowledge, skills, and practices

What do the PLDs function as the foundation to do?

Establish what students need to do to perform at higher levels and explain the progression of learning within a subject

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