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    Dear Families:

     

    In April and May, third and fourth students at Concord Road Elementary School will be taking standardized tests in English language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Both the ELA and Mathematics exams will be administered in two sessions on two consecutive school days. Testing dates for Concord Road Elementary School are below:

    • English Language Arts (ELA) Exam: April 11, 2024 and April 12, 2024

    • Mathematics Exam: May 8, 2024 and May 9, 2024 

    The purpose of the exams is to measure students’ knowledge and skills as defined by the grade-level New York State Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS) in ELA and Mathematics. The ELA exam consists of 1-credit multiple-choice questions, 2-credit constructed-response questions, and 4-credit (Grade 4 only) constructed-response questions. The Mathematics exam consists of 1-credit multiple-choice and 1-, 2-, and 3-credit constructed-response questions. 

    The average time to complete the exams ranges from 60-80 minutes for ELA and 55-70 minutes for Mathematics. Please know students will have as much time as they need each day to answer the questions in the test sessions within the confines of the regular school day. 

    Our students are well positioned to take these assessments. If you have any questions about the assessments, their use, and the impact of refusals, please feel free to contact Tiffany Babb at 914-231-0800. Please click on the link to access the 2023-2024 Testing Refusal Notice. You can also visit https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/parent-resources for additional information. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Anthony DiCarlo
    Principal