Standards and Assessment Implementation Timelines ~ Revised April 2020
In response to the statewide closures stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Testing Program was suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, the planned rollout for new assessments measuring the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics must be delayed by one year to allow districts to make up the professional learning time lost by the school closures related to COVID-19. Accordingly, ELA and math assessments aligned to the new standards will begin in spring 2022 and science assessments aligned to the new standards will begin in spring 2023.
Detailed timelines of the implementation of the new learning standards are available for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
- Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards and Assessment Implementation Timeline, revised April 2020
- Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and Assessment Implementation Timeline, revised April 2020
- Science Learning Standards and Assessment Implementation Timeline, revised April 2020
The tables below provide the first administration dates for new Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math Tests, Elementary- and Intermediate-level Science Tests and Regents Examinations in Science, Mathematics and English Language Arts.
|New ELA Tests Measuring NGLS||First Administration|
|Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Tests||Spring 2022|
|Regents Examination in English Language Arts||June 2025|
|New Mathematics Tests Measuring NGLS||First Administration|
|Grades 3-8 Math Tests||Spring 2022|
|Regents Examination in Algebra I||June 2023|
|Regents Examination in Geometry||June 2024|
|Regents Examination in Algebra II||June 2025|
|New Science Tests Measuring NYSSLS||First Administration|
|Elementary-level Science (Grade 5)||Spring 2023|
|Intermediate-level Science (Grade 8)||Spring 2023|
|Regents Examination in Earth and Space Science||June 2024|
|Regents Examination in Life Sciences: Biology||June 2024|
|Regents Examination in Chemistry||June 2025|
|Regents Examination in Physics||June 2025|
For questions regarding the implementation of the new Learning Standards, please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the first administrations of the new assessments, please contact the Office of State Assessment at email@example.com.