New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently amended its policy on cell phones in testing centers during the administration of New York State assessments. Under the amended policy students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and certain other electronic devices into rooms where a New York State assessment is being administered. Test proctors have the right to collect and hold cell phones and other devices for the duration of a state exam. Students that refuse to relinquish prohibited electronic devices will not be permitted to take the state exam. Please review policy linked below.