Dear Schodack families,

Next week, we will administer the New York State ELA assessments for grades 3-8 on April 2 and 3. Math assessments will take place May 1 and 2.

We strongly encourage parents to allow their children to take the assessments. Last year, 85% of our students who could take the test did. Schodack would like to continue to increase that participation rate.

A few notes about the assessments:

  • Tests typically take 60 to 90 minutes to complete (although students can take as much time as they need).
  • Testing is two days (was three days of testing prior to last year).
  • Test results will have no impact on teacher performance evaluations.
  • Testing accommodations, such as having the test read, are provided to students with special needs in accordance with their Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans.

If you have a question, please do not hesitate to talk with your child’s principal. A FAQ is also available here.


Jason Chevrier