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New York State Tests and Learning Standards

Each year, the City School District of Albany, like public school districts throughout the state, prepares for state testing. Students in grades 3-8 take the ELA and math exams. Additionally, students in grades 4 and 8 take the science exam. Other exams the State Education Department issues annually include:

  • Regents exams – high school exams that measure ability in English, math, science, social studies and foreign language.
  • New York State English-as-a-Second-Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) exams – these tests measure the progress of English-language learners from kindergarten through grade 12.