Computer Based Testing

New York State is transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT) for the ELA/Math 3-8 and NYSAA exams!

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.   914-592-4203 x3001


As we start the 21-22 school year, we have resumed our weekly Computer Based Testing calls with NYSED. As new information is released, we will be updating districts via email with information pertaining to Computer Based Testing .

If you would like your email address to be added to these emails please Contact us.

Computer Based Testing 21-22 News and Updates

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.



Deadlines/Trainings 21-22

  • 12/10/21: Deadline to submit exam request via NYSED portal
  • 12/30/21: Deadline to submit Technology Readiness Checklist
  • 11/9/21:Simulation Webinar
  • 01/10/22 to 01/14/22: Statewide CBT Simulation


21-22 Operational 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

Monthly Events Calendar for CBT 2020-21 School Year (Not updated)