Information about upcoming NYS assessments/testing dates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Every very spring, all school districts in New York administer the state’s English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams to students in grades 3-8. These annual ELA and math tests for students in grades 3-8 are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

The tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace. The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards and can support professional development for teachers. 

Upcoming Exam Dates and Information

The Greater Amsterdam School District will administer these exams on the following dates:



Administration Date

Make-Up Dates



April 19-20

April 24-28



May 2-3

May 5-11



June 5

June 6-9

Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest in the days leading up to the tests.

More Information on Testing

For more information about all New York State assessments please visit the following link:


Richard Ruberti
GASD Superintendent of Schools