Grades 3-5 ELA, math & science assessments

Dear grades K-5 families,

As we prepare for the annual New York State English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and science assessments in grades 3-8, please be aware of the information below. 

  • The ELA and math assessments in grades 3-8 will be a two-session exam taken over two consecutive days. 
  • The science assessments in grade 4 will be a two-session exam (performance and written) taken over two nonconsecutive days.  

English Language Arts

  • Grades 3-5
  • Tuesday, March 29
  • Wednesday, March 30
  • Students will test on both days


  • Grades 3-5
  • Tuesday, April 26
  • Wednesday, April 27
  • Students will test on both days

Science Performance Exam

  • Grade 4
  • Tuesday, May 24
  • Wednesday, May 25
  • Students will test on one of the two days

Science Written Exam

  • Grade 4
  • Monday, June 6

ELA, math, and science assessments will be administered in the morning of the aforementioned dates beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Science Performance Exam which will be given throughout each of the two days based on the assigned time of each respective 4th grade classroom.  Each 4th grade classroom will have one testing time on just one of the two days. 

Our teachers have been working diligently to provide the skills and strategies to be successful on these exams throughout the school year. In order to make the testing days as successful as possible for your child, please make sure that he/she is well rested. Students who are tired are less focused.  Please ensure that your child eats a nutritious breakfast each morning. 

Student attendance is very important on these days.  In the event of sickness your child will be tested on the day they return to school during the makeup window.   

Thank you for the positive support you provide your child during these assessments, as it enables students to come to school with an optimistic attitude and the confidence to succeed.  If you have any questions on the testing schedule, please contact the elementary school office at 518-695-3255 ext. 1224.


Rose Beckett, Principal
Schuylerville Elementary School