State tests are required
SCS students take a number of exams every year, including Regents exams, Advanced Placement exams, local exams and required New York State assessments. Neither state law nor the education commissioner’s regulations detail a specific legal right or mechanism for students – or school districts – to formally refuse the required state assessments, except for certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Testing resources for students, families, teachers
EngageNY is the official website for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI).
Resource: Tests, assessments, exams as time savers
View a video about why assessments of any type are used in school and how they save time for students and teachers.
New York State testing schedule
Please refer to the district’s Google calendar for upcoming testing dates each school year.