Who takes this test?
Students in grades 3–8 take the State English Language Arts (ELA) test each spring. These assessments measure the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).
Students who have been in the United States for less than one year are not required to take the New York State ELA test in their grade, but must start taking ELA tests after their first year. Some students with disabilities may take the New York State Alternate Assessments (NYSAA) in place of the general State Test, if specified on their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).