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Computer Based Testing 21-22 News and Updates

New York State is transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT) for the ELA & Math 3-8, Science 5 & 8 exams and has already for NYSAA!

If your district / school is interested in giving Computer Based Tests and you have any questions about it please feel free to give our department a call.   914-922-3001

21-22 LHRIC CBT Q & A Panel Webinar Recording and resources - 11/22/21

   Watch the LHRIC CBT Q & A Panel Webinar here


News and Update Emails

We send out emails as we receive new information from NYSED about CBT. 
If you would like to receive emails about CBT let us know.

See our previous emails below for the 2021-22 School Year. 

Steps For Particpation

  • Online Requests for CBT Operational and SAFT (10/1/21 to 12/10/21)
  • Participate in all webinars provided by NYSED
    • Simulation webinar (11/9/2021 - 10am)
  • Practice tests can be given to students at any time via the secure browser or via the web

21-22 CBT Simulation

For the 2021-22 school year, there will be only ONE CBT Statewide Simulation.

  • Simulation Period: 01/10/22 to 01/14/22
  • Simuation Webinar:11/9/2021-10am

The simulation is mandatory. It is is an opportunity for school staff to evaluate the readiness of their school's internal systems, hardware, and school testing procedures for CBT.

Participation in the Simulations prior to testing affords teachers and students the opportunity to practice and strengthen their familiarity with Questar's testing platform that mimics the actual testing environment.

Operational CBT schools must participate in the Statewide CBT Simulations.

NYSED will be using real student data for the simulation,therefore student login ticket may not be generic as compared to previous years.

If you missed the webinar, you may view the presentation notes via this link: Notes from CBT Simulation Webinar

Proctor Training: 2021-22 NY State Grades 3-8 ELA and Math CBT Proctor Training

Winter Training: 2021-22 NY State Grades 3-8 ELA and Math CBT Winter Training

ScorePoint Training: ScorePoint Training

Deadlines/Trainings 21-22

  • 11/9/21:Simulation Webinar
  • 11/24/21: Deadline to load simulation data via level0/level1
  • 12/10/21: Deadline to submit exam request via NYSED portal
  • 12/30/21: Deadline to submit Technology Readiness Checklist
  • 01/10/22 to 01/14/22: Statewide CBT Simulation - Makeup Dates 1/19 & 1/20
  • 2/10/22: Operational CBT ELA program service and demographic data due to L2
  • 2/28/22: ELA Students and Classes Tabs open in Nextera
  • 3/10/22: Operational CBT Math program service and demographic data due to L2
  • 3/14/22: ELA Test Tab Opens open in Nextera
  • 3/14/22 to 4/13/22: ELA Not Tested Codes can be set in Nextera
  • 3/28/22: Math Students, Classes, Tests Tabs open in Nextera
  • 3/28/22 to 5/12/22: Math Not Test Codes can be set in Nextera
  • 4/1/222: Enrollment and Demographic data due for CBT SAFT ELA/Math/Science
  • 5/9/22: Students, Classes and Test Tabs open in Nextera


21-22 Operational /Field Test Dates

ELA CBT Operational Test Dates

  • 3/29/22 to 4/5/22: Administration Dates
  • 4/1/22 to 4/8/22:  Make-Up Dates
  • 4/1/22 to 4/13/22:  Scoring Dates

Math CBT Operational Test Dates

  • 4/26/22 to 5/4/22: Administration Dates
  • 4/29/22 to 5/9/22: Make-Up Dates
  • 4/29/22 to 5/12/22:   Scoring Dates

NYSAA CBT Operational Test Dates

ELA and Math CBT Field Test Dates

  • 5/16/22 to 6/3/22: Administration Dates

Science 5 and 8 CBT Field Test Dates

  • 5/16/22 to 6/3/22:Administration Dates

NYSAA Dates to Remember

  • 3/14/22:Spring NYSAA Assessment Window opens
  • 6/10/22:Spring NYSAA Assessment Window closes
  • 6/10/22: By 5pm , all special circumstances code must have been entered
  • 7/25/22: Last day to download and save all Data Extracts in Educator Portal

21-22 NYSAA Resources

Before an assessment can be administered via the Kite system, the following steps must be complete.

  • View and Check Student Data
  • View and Check Roster. Load Roster if it not available
  • Complete PNP Profile
  • Complete the First Contact survey

The First Contact survey must be submitted before Educator Portal will allow assessment participation in any window. If the First Contact Survey is submitted after the opening of a window, then assessment participation is delayed by 24 hours.

Monthly Events Calendar for CBT 2021-22 School Year