Presentation & Videos: 2020-21 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Computer-Based Testing Simulation Refresher Training

The presentation slides and video for the 2020-21 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Computer-Based Testing Simulation Refresher Training are provided below. The training is provided for schools that have experience in administering the NYS grades 3-8 ELA and math tests on computer.

This Simulation “Refresher” Training will cover the simulation requirements, the Simulation Checklist; and contact information for questions.

To provide greater flexibility for schools, this year there will be two CBT Simulation Periods. Each simulation period will have a window during which schools planning to administer operational tests with CBT will participate on the day(s) they choose. The first CBT Simulation Period will be held from December 9 - 11, 2020. The second CBT Simulation Period will be held from January 12 – January 14, 2021. Schools may have their students participate in as many of the days of simulations as they choose but schools must take part in a simulation on at least one day of either of the two Simulation Periods in order to participate in operational tests with CBT in spring 2021.

If your school has any questions about student participation or procedures to follow for participating in the simulations, please contact OSA at: emscassessinfo@nysed.gov.

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