What’s New From CTS

NY State tests begin on April 14th! Find everything you need to refuse the tests in NYC here.

Also see Opting Out of the State ELA & Math Tests in NYC: Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2015 Testing Schedule

Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA): April 14-16
Grades 3-8 math: April 22-24
Grades 4 & 8 science, performance: May 20-29 (school selects date)
Grades 4 & 8 science, written: June 1
NYSESLAT Speaking: April 14-May 15 (school selects date)
NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, Writing: May 4-May 15 (school selects date)

Why Opt Out

How to Opt Out

Sample Opt Out Letters

State exams / English: .html | .doc
State exams / Spanish: .html | .doc

NYC DOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Student Participation in Grades 3-8 NYS Tests, Parent Guide

Will My School Lose Funding?

Why You Can Boycott Standardized Tests Without Fear of Federal Penalties to Your School (Fairtest)
The 95% Participation Rate and How Schools Do NOT Lose Funding (NYSAPE)

Teachers of Conscience: Teachers Who Refuse to Administer Tests

Resources on Student Promotion