Testing and Report Cards

New York State Testing and Assessments

At the elementary and middle school level, all New York State students in grades 3-8 take standardized tests in math and English language arts (ELA) in the spring.

There are also state-wide science tests for students in grades 4 and 8, which are typically held after the math and ELA exams. At the high school level, students take state Regents exams in a variety of subjects in January and June.

State tests provide an overall picture of student performance across the state. The results also help schools identify students’ academic strengths and weaknesses. Though testing does not fully reflect a student’s capabilities, it can help teachers and parents work together to maximize the benefits the student receives from his/her education.

In 2016, New York State began administering some statewide assessments on computer. The State Education Department continues to transition to computer-based testing (CBT) as part of its commitment to both meeting the needs of 21st century learners and improving test delivery, test integrity, scoring validity, and turn-around time on testing results.

Regents Exams

The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State.

State Test Results

Parents have access to their child’s scores on grades 3-8 assessments through the SchoolTool Parent Portal. They should receive an individual student report later in the fall, usually around mid-October.

NYS School and District Report Cards

The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State. Liberty’s most recent New York State report card, as well as previous years, can be accessed through the NYSED website.