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Students in grades three through eight prepare for computer-based testing
Wayland-Cohocton students will be joining others across the state in utilizing their Chromebooks to take the New York State Assessments. While the state continues to transition to this new computer-based method, the exams are slowly being introduced to students so they can become comfortable with the new format. This year, Wayland-Cohocton students in grades three through eight will take the annual NYS math and ELA exams using their Chromebooks. Students have been working to familiarize themselves with the tools and format of the tests. 

The computer-based testing procedures also work for students with test accommodations. There are no time restrictions for any student. As long as a student is actively engaged on working at the exam, they may continue to work until completion during that same school day. 

If parents are interested in seeing what the tests look like, or working with your child through some example questions, sample tests can be found at https://ny.nextera.questarai.com/tds/#practice. If you have any questions about the assessments at Wayland-Cohocton, please feel free to contact child's building by telephone or your child's teacher by email.

The Wayland-Cohocton Grades 3-8 Assessment Schedule is below. 

English Language Arts Assessment Schedule: 
  • Grade Three: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, April 3&4
  • Grade Four: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, April 3&4
  • Grade Five: 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2&3
  • Grade Six: 8:30 a.m.: Thursday and Friday, April 4&5
  • Grade Seven: 8:30 a.m.;Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2&3
  • Grade Eight: 8:30 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, April 4&5
Math Assessment Dates: 
  • Grade Three: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, May 1&2
  • Grade Four: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, May 1&2
  • Grade Five: 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30 and May 1
  • Grade Six: 8:30 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, May 2&3
  • Grade Seven: 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30 and May 1
  • Grade Eight: 8:30 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, May 2&3
Science Assessments Dates: 
  • Grade Four: 
    • Performance Assessment - Wednesday, May 29
    • Written Assessment - Monday, June 3
  • Grade Eight:
    • Performance Assessment - Wednesday, May 29
    • Written Assessment - Monday, June 3

 
   
Author: Melonie Coley   E-Mail: mcoley@wccsk12.org