What translated languages are available for computer-based math tests in the 2017-18 administration?

There will be five translated languages available for the operational CBT math tests in spring 2018. The same five alternate languages that can be requested through the NYSED's online examination request system are also available for operational CBT math in spring 2018:

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

Test Coordinators will be able to select the alternate language math CBT in Nextera Admin on a student-by-student basis. The test platform (Nextera Test Delivery System/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 tests on computer. The Question Sampler has three sessions for every grade level available in the five alternative languages.

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.