NYS Test Questions and Test Guides

  • Click HERE for the 2016 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions that were released by the State Education Department

    Click HERE for Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessment resources

    Click HERE for the 2015 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions that were released by the State Education Department

    Click HERE for information about the Common Core Regents Examinations in Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II  

    Click HERE for information about the Common Core Regents Examination in English Language Arts

    Click HERE for the 2014 and 2013 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions that were released by the State Education Department

    Click HERE for the Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Test Guides that contain specific details about the number of questions on each test, which standards are measured on each test, and how students will be graded on their performance

    Click HERE for New York State Passage Selection Resources for Grade 3-8 Assessments

    Click HERE New York State Item Review Criteria for Grade 3-8 English Language Arts Tests

    Click HERE for the Spring 2014 Common Core Regents Exam in ELA including annotated questions

    Click HERE for the Spring 2014 Common Core Regents Exam in Mathematics: Algebra I including annotated questions

    With the adoption of the New York P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, the Board of Regents signaled a shift in both instruction and assessment. To aid in this transition, the State Education Department has released test questions to help students, parents, and educators better understand the instructional shifts demanded by the Common Core and the rigor required to ensure that all students are on track to college and career readiness.

    These Questions Are Teaching Tools

    The released questions represent a range of difficulty and illustrate how student performance is assessed in accordance with the learning expectations and instructional shifts established by the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.  Released questions can help inform professional practice at all levels.

    For each released multiple-choice question, explanations are provided, detailing how the question measures the intended learning standard and why the right answer is correct and why wrong answers are incorrect. For constructed response questions, several examples of student work are provided, with explanations of why the responses received the scores they did.