What parents need to know about the 2020 ELA and math tests

Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students in the Liberty Central School Distict and to all students across New York State.

These annual ELA and math tests for students are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace.

The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards and can support professional development for teachers.

You can learn more about the tests here, on the New York State Department of Education’s website.