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NY State Exams

City Tests

These are optional tests that families can request for entrance into programs or schools that offer specialized instruction and enrichment opportunities.


Test Date
Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) January 27

State Tests

These tests are required by NY State Education Department, including those that may be used to meet graduation requirements.

Test Date
New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)
This test must be taken within the first 10 days of enrolling in school.
New York State Regents June 17, 22, 23, 24
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) March 13  - June 9
New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) April 19 - 24
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSELAT) April 17 - May 26 (Speaking)
May 15 - 26 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
New York State Grades 3–8 Math May 2 - 4
New York State Grade 8 Science (written) June 5
New York State Grade 8 Science (performance) May 23 - June 2