Parent Letter About State Testing 2021

April 12, 2021

Dear Broadway Elementary Community,

New York State 3-8 testing will be taking place this school year. The tests have been reduced in length and are only one day for one hour or less. This test looks similar to traditional tests students take in school on a regular basis. Students will not be asked to write essays or answer short answer questions as these are not in the test this year. Students will have as much time as needed to complete the tests. This is a great opportunity for students to experience and practice state testing in a highly abbreviated format and we are excited to allow them to experience it.

The testing dates are as follows:

NYS ELA:
Broadway Elementary Cohort A: Monday April 19, 2021
Broadway Elementary Cohort B: Thursday April 22, 2021
Broadway Elementary All Virtual Students: Wednesday April 21, 2021(8:30-10:00 only. If you want to bring your virtual student to take the test you must call and RSVP by Friday April 16 to reserve a spot)

• Students in grades 3 and 4 will only have 18 multiple choice questions
• Students in grades 5 and 6 will only have 28 multiple choice questions

NYS Math:
Broadway Elementary Cohort A: Monday May 3, 2021
Broadway Elementary Cohort B: Thursday May 6, 2021
Broadway Elementary All Virtual Students: Wednesday May 5, 2021(8:30-10:00 only. If you want to bring your virtual student to take the test you must call and RSVP by Friday April 30 to reserve a spot)

• Students in 3rd grade will only have 19 multiple choice questions
• Students in 4th and 5th grade will only have 23 multiple choice questions
• Students in 6th grade will only have 24 multiple choice questions

Please call school if you would like to RSVP to the Virtual Student testing sessions or for any other questions!

Warmly,

Rebecca A. Kiley
Principal, Broadway Intermediate School