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Report Card & Testing Information

Testing Updates – COVID 19

2019-20 NYS Testing 3-8 suspended

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

“It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts toward local school and community needs, as they have been doing, and not be concerned about state assessments. NYSED has applied for federal waivers for testing, accountability and reporting requirements,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that states may cancel any scheduled standardized tests for this school year.

This suspension applies to the following New York state testing programs:

  • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
  • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
  • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
  • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
  • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

The state has not issued any guidance on end-of-June Regents exams.

Report Cards Schedule: Elementary Schools

Read more about elementary report cards.

  • October 2019: iReady report issued
  • November 14, 2019: Parent-teacher conferences
  • November 20, 2019: Parent-teacher conferences
  • December 3, 2019: Parent-teacher conferences
  • January 2020: iReady report & Report Card issued
  • June 2020: iReady report & Report Card issued

2019-20 Report Cards Schedule: BCMS & BCHS

  • Quarter 1: Sept. 5-Nov. 8, 2019. (Report cards posted to Aspen on Nov. 15)
  • Quarter 2: Nov. 11, 2019-Jan. 24, 2020. (Report cards posted to Aspen on Jan. 31)
  • Quarter 3: Jan. 27-April 9, 2020. (Report cards posted to Aspen on April 24)
  • Quarter 4: April 20-June 26, 2020. (Report cards posted to Aspen on July 1)

Testing Updates – COVID-19

AP Exams

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place this year. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam. More information will be released on April 3rd, and please hold off on doing anything until you have received instruction from your AP teacher. Exams will only cover content through the beginning of March. The College Board has provided free at-home review classes, found here: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes

ACT

ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or future national test date.

When are the next ACT national test dates?

  • June 13 and July 18

What will happen if students cannot take the ACT on one of the future test dates or don’t wish to reschedule their test?

  • Students who can’t or don’t wish to reschedule may receive a refund of their April registration free.

I resisted with a Fee Waiver; do I have to pay any fees to change my test date?

  • You can log into your ACT account and make a test date change without incurring any fee because you used a fee waiver.

Testing Information

2019-20 Testing Schedule

  • January 21-24, 2020: Regents Exams
  • March 25-27, 2020: NYS ELA Testing, Grades 3-8
  • April 21-23, 2020: NYS Math Testing, Grades 3-8
  • May 4-15. 2020: AP Exams at BCHS
  • May 18 – May 29, 2020: NYS Science Performance Testing, Grades 4 & 8
  • June 1, 2020: NYS Science Written Testing, Grades 4 & 8
  • June 17-25, 2020: Regents Exams