2021-2022 School Year Testing Update

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is cancelling the administration of the Regents Examination in United States History and Government (Framework), which was due to be administered on June 1, 2022.

    This decision was made as the result of a content expert review of all June 2022 Regents Exams. It was determined that there is content in the new Regents Examination in United States History and Government (Framework) that has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the recent violence in Buffalo in May 2022. Since these exams have already been printed and packaged for shipment to schools, it is not possible to produce or modify a test with different content in the short time period before the administration date.

    At the June 2022 Board of Regents meeting, NYSED will ask the Board to approve a graduation exemption for students scheduled to take the Regents Exam in United States History and Government (Framework) in June.

    Read a Letter from NYSED State Commissioner of Education about the Cancellation of the Regents Examination in United States History for June 2022.

Assessment and NYS Testing

    The Department of Assessment and Testing oversees the K-12 assessment and testing program throughout the Rochester City School District for all State and local exams.  Our department is responsible for developing the local RCSD assessment calendar in collaboration with our colleagues in the Teaching and Learning Division, as well as other important stakeholders.

    In addition, our department coordinates with building Assessment Coordinators to support the administration and scoring processes associated with the New York State Testing Program for grades 3-8, the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) for our English Language Learner students, the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for our students with severe cognitive disabilities, and the New York State Regents exams for grades 9-12.  
    Once scoring is complete, members of our department are responsible for uploading scoring results to the initial level of the NYS Data Warehouse.  Results of the New York State exams have a direct bearing on both individual school accountability and on our overall District’s accountability.