Student Assessment and NYS Testing Program
Student Data and Assessment
In an effort to be more transparent and make information more accessible, New Paltz has compiled the most recent statistics from the N.Y.S. Education Department and other sources into one document referred to as the "Dashboard."
•Click here (PDF) to view the Dashboard information.
For more information, contact Debora Banner, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at 845-256-4030.
New York State Report Card
The NYS Education Department releases School Report Cards on every public school and district in the state. Based on some key assessments taken by students in New York public schools, the report cards provide achievement data on districts and schools, as compared to their past years' performances and to other similar schools.
• Click here for New Paltz's most current NYS Report Card.
To provide schools, teachers, and parents with an assessment of student achievement, New York State has developed the New York State Testing Program. These standardized tests will be given each year at the same time and will challenge students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the core subjects.
New York State Testing Program for Gr. 3-8
The New York State Education Department mandates that all public school districts give state tests in English language arts and math to all students in grades 3-8. In addition, all fifth- and eighth-graders must take a state social studies test and all fourth- and eighth graders must take a science test.
The NYS testing program guide for parentscontains information that answers the questions parents frequently ask about the New York State Testing Program. It explains the standards set for English language arts and mathematics and describes the tests that will measure student achievement. This guide also has suggestions for how you can help your children meet the New York State Learning Standards and prepare to take these tests.
The new cut off scores for level 1-4 for the ELA exam, Mathexam (PDF). A two-page graph of New Paltz Schools' 2012 test results are available HERE.
NYS Regents Testing Gr. 9-12
High School students in New York State are required to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate -- in English, Math A, U.S. History & Government, Global History, and one science subject area.