IMPORTANT: The materials on this page are the archived 2016 test guides. For the current test guides, visit the Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics page.
The Educator Guides to the 2016 Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests integrate important instructional and assessment information into a single document and detail how the Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be measured on the 2016 tests and supplement the other Common Core implementation resources found on EngageNY.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is making significant changes to the 2016 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts Tests. NYSED selected Questar Assessment, Inc. as the new vendor to lead the development of the future New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts Tests. NYSED has also collected significant feedback from students, parents, and New York State educators regarding ways to improve the tests.
We hope the Test Guides will assist educators in their efforts to provide high quality instruction of these rigorous learning objectives. Thank you for all the work you do to support high quality teaching and student achievement.