This memorandum provides you with essential information regarding the Spring 2021 Grades 3–8
English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests. Please also see the note regarding the Spring
2021 Grades 4 and 8 Science Tests on page 6. This memorandum is available on the Office of State Assessment website.
The 2020-21 Elementary- and Intermediate-Level Testing Schedule, posted on the Department’s
website, has been amended to reflect that schools may use the entire testing window, Monday,
April 19 –Thursday, April 29 for ELA and Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 14 for Mathematics, to administer the tests to students, whether the testing is paper based or computer based.
The 2021 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests School Administrator’s Manual
provides information needed for the administration of the ELA and Mathematics Tests and is only
available on the Department’s website. Questions about any information provided in this
memorandum or the manual, may be directed to the Office of State Assessment at 518-474-8220 or 518-474-5902 or Office of State Assessment email.