2019-20 School Year Testing Update

  • NYSED has suspended the following exams for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year: 

    • NYS 3-8 ELA
    • NYS 3-8 Math
    • NYSESLAT (NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test)
    • NYS Science 4&8
    • NYSAA (NYS Alternative Assessment)

    In addition, the Board of Regents announced that this June and August Regents exams are canceled. Information about the impact on graduation requirements and course credit will be shared after RCSD receives guidance from the NYS Education Department.

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.