What alternate languages are available for the operational CBT math and science tests?

There are five alternate languages available for the operational CBT math and science tests. Principals will have the opportunity to indicate quantities during test ordering through the NYSED online examination request system. The following five alternate languages are available for math and science CBT:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Haitian Creole
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Test Coordinators will be able to select the alternate language math/science CBT in Nextera Admin on a student-by-student basis. The test platform (Nextera Test Delivery System/Questar Secure Browser) will be translated into the alternate language.

As a best practice, we recommend that students practice the CBT translated tests in the Question Sampler prior to taking the operational math and science tests on computer. The Question Sampler provides practice in the five alternative languages for every grade level available.

Schools that order alternate language tests and have the students test on computer will receive paper copies of English editions of the tests in the same test form to provide as a testing accommodation to English Language Learners making use of an alternative language edition CBT.

There is no CBT component for students who require an oral translation of a lower incidence language. These students will still test on paper. Schools will need to request “Test Read” copies in the online examination request system for these students.

Related Articles:

Was this article helpful? (Article votes require a login)
0 out of 0 found this helpful