This memorandum provides information about the release of the New York State Education
Department’s Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics computer-based testing
(CBT) Question Samplers for the 2017-18 school year. The Question Samplers allow users to
practice answering questions in each grade/subject on a computer using previously released New
York State test questions. Educators, parents, and students will gain experience with the testing
tools and accommodations available in the computer-based testing environment.