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Grades 6-8 assessments

Dear Schuylerville Middle School families,

As we prepare for the annual New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments in grades 6-8, I would like to  remind you that all ELA and math testing will be a two-session test given over two days. The 6th and & 7th grade will take the computer-based exam and the 8th grade will take the paper-based exam.

*Please make sure 6th and 7th grade Chromebooks are fully charged on those days.

English Language Arts

  • Grades 6-7, computer-based
  • Grade 8, paper-based
    • Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20


  • Grades 6-7, computer-based
  • Grade 8, paper-based
    • Tuesday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 3


Lab Portion
  • Grade 8
  • Tuesday, May 23
Paper Test
  • Grade 8
  • Monday, June 5

The 6th, 7th & 8th grade ELA, Math & Science Assessments will be administered first thing in the morning (7:50 a.m.- 10:04 a.m.) and students will have shortened periods throughout the remainder of the day so they can see all their teachers.

  • The ELA Assessment requires students to bring two #2 pencils to school on those days. 
  • The Math Assessment requires students to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator (Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS) to school on those days – we do have extra calculators for students who forget theirs. 

Algebra Regents

  • Grade 8
  • Thursday, June 15, 12:00 p.m.

Earth Science Regents

  • Grade 8
  • Friday, June 16, 8:00 a.m.

*8th Grade Algebra students will not be taking the NYS Math assessment and the 8th Grade Earth Science students will not be taking the NYS Science 8 assessment, but will be provided instruction and review for both the Algebra Regents and the Earth Science Regents during this time. 

Spanish I & French I

  • Written Proficiency: Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9
  • Speaking Proficiency: Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2

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 capable of paying attention or handling the demands of a test. 

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 Middle School office at 518-695-3255 ext. 2265.


Mary Kate Elsworth
Middle School Principal