Overview of Assessments Administered

  • Achievement Tests

    District Examinations

    • Logramos - Reading, Language and Mathematics Assessment Tests in Spanish
    • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
    • Work Sampling System
    • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
    • Evaluación del Desarrollo de la Lectura (EDL)
    • Checkpoint A and Checkpoint B Local Assessments – proficiency tests in Spanish and Italian measuring oral, reading, listening and writing skills for grades 8-12.

    State Examinations

    • New York State Common Core Testing Program exams in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science
    • Regents Examinations for grades 8-12
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
    • New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSAA)

    Early Childhood Screening

    • Brigance Assessment
    • Work Sampling System
    • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)

    Language Assessment Tests for English Language Learner (ELL)
    Given to students in grades kindergarten - 12

    • New York State Identification Test for English Language (NYSITELL) – screening in English Language skills administered to students new to the school district
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) – achievement test in English Language skills
    • Logramos - achievement test in Spanish Language skills administered only to students in the Bilingual program

    College Readiness Assessments
    Administered in all high schools to all students on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT-NMSQT) - grades 9, 10 & 11
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - grade 12

    Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT)
    SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests – October 2016 through June 2017

    Test Dates Registration Deadlines Late Registration Mailed Late Registration Online or Phone
    October 1 September 1 September 13 September 20
    November 5 October 7 October 18 October 25
    December 3 November 3 November 15 November 22
    January 21 December 21 January 3 January 10
    March 11 February 10 February 21 February 28
    May 6 April 7 April 18 April 25
    June 3 May 9 May 16 May 24

    For additional information, please obtain a Registration Bulletin from the Guidance Department in your school or from the College Board website.

    Important Information for Registration Deadlines:

    • Sunday administrations occur the day after each Saturday test date, for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious reasons.

    School Codes Required for SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Test Applications

    • Gorton HS: 336 045
    • Lincoln HS: 336 062
    • Palisade Preparatory HS: 336 048
    • Riverside HS: 333 779
    • Roosevelt HS: 336 044
    • Saunders HS: 336 075
    • Yonkers HS: 336 074
    • Yonkers Montessori Academy: 336 046

    College Scholarship Services (CSS) and Financial Aid Profile is available online. Registrations accepted online 24/7 beginning October 1, 2016. Other Financial Aid Forms are available from Guidance Counselors in September.

    Advanced Placement Program (AP) and International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

    AP and IB examinations will be administered in early May 2017. Grade reports are sent to the principal, the student, and one designated college early in July. Additional information can be obtained from the Guidance Department at your school or online at collegeboard.org and ibo.org.