NYS ELA exam

NYS ELA Exam 2014
 
All eighth graders will take the NYS Common Core ELA exam on April 1-3 .      . 
This three day test (approx. 90 minutes per day) consists of:
Day One:    7 reading passages followed by 42 multiple choice questions. 
Day Two: 3 reading passages followed by 26 multiple choice questions; reading
               followed by short answer and an essay.
Day Three:  2 paired reading passages followed by 4 short answer questions and
               an essay.

The tests are scored regionally by teachers from F-M, Cazenovia, ESM, J-D and Canastota school districts. Scores from the separate parts of the test are compiled by New York State. Each student is given a final score from 1-4. A score of 3 or 4 is passing; a score of 1 or 2 is failing. While ELA scores are not used as report card or exam grades, a student's performance may be considered for ninth grade scheduling. Typically, students who do not pass this exam will be placed in writing lab in the high school.

For further information on the NYS ELA exam, go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/english/ela-ei.html
From this site, you can download a Parent's Guide to the ELA and sample tests/answers.


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