Student Testing – Changes Due to School Closure

Updated April 7, 2020

Grade 3-8 Testing Suspended for Remainder of School Year

On March 20, the New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced that Grade 3-8 state assessments have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

This applies to the following New York state testing programs:

  • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
  • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
  • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
  • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
  • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

June Regents Exams Cancelled

New York State Education Department has announced the cancellation of all June 2020 Regents examinations and adjusted requirements students must meet to earn diplomas and other credentials.

Students will be exempt from taking the June Regents, but will receive Regents diploma credit if they pass, or have previously passed, the course associated with the exam.

Students also have the option of attending summer school to pass the course without being required to take the Regents. These modifications apply to all students currently enrolled in grades 7-12 who were planning to take one or more of the June exams. Generally, students must pass five Regents to earn a high school diploma.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Administered Online

The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year. The exam content will only cover material taught through early March.