A MESSAGE FROM MR. LOWIE AND MRS. LAMURAGLIA
NYS TESTING INFORMATION FOR THE ELA EXAM
The NYS English Language Arts (ELA) exam will be administered on March 28 - 30 at Ann G. McGuinness School for grades 3 through 5. The reading passages selected for the 2015 ELA tests will assess whether students can comprehend and analyze a range of informational and literary texts. Common informational texts include textbooks, magazine articles, essays, interviews, memoirs, recipes, editorial pieces, training manuals, and biographies/autobiographies.
Short response questions will ask students to take a position, make a claim or draw a conclusion and then support it with details. Extended response questions will ask students to analyze texts and address meaningful questions using details from the text. A student’s extended response will be scored on evidence, organization, analysis, and conventions. Short and extended response questions will be scored using rubrics provided by the state.
NYS TESTING INFORMATION FOR THE MATH EXAM
NYS Mathematics exam will be administered May 2 - 4 at Ann G. McGuinness School for grades 3-5. The exam will be composed of three sections for each grade level.
The format of the test at each grade level will contain multiple-choice, short-response, and extended response questions. For the short response questions, students will be required to complete a task and show their work. For extended response questions, students will be required to complete two or more tasks or solve a more extensive problem.
PLEASE ASSIST US WITH THE TESTING PERIOD
Please make sure that your child arrives at school on time and has no appointments on the test dates. This is always the best practice, but it becomes very important at testing time.
Please be sure that your child is well rested. Going to bed early and having breakfast before the test will help your child be at his or her very best.
Encourage your child to do his or her very best because the test is important, but not to worry about the test. We know that when children are worried, they have more difficulty showing what they know and can do.
Students have been working on all of the skills and concepts that are evaluated with these assessments. We are proud of our teachers and staff for their hard work in preparing our students for success.
Thank you for partnering with us. Instilling confidence in your child to do their best is the greatest thing you can do!
NEW YORK STATE ELA ASSESSMENT GRADES 3-5
MARCH 28 - 30 STARTING 8:10
NEW YORK STATE MATH ASSESSMENT GRADES 3-5
MAY 2 - 4 STARTING 8:10
Timothy J. Lowie Julie Lamuraglia
Principal Assistant Principal
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