A summary of the State Education Department’s memo to schools

On June 1, 2022, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced its plan to join 48 other states and transition to computer-based testing (CBT) for students in Grades 3–8. The process will start with mandatory ELA, math, and science CBT for students in grades 5 and 8 in the spring of 2024, followed by grades 4 and 6 the following year, and then all students from grades 3–8 in the spring of 2026.

NYSED believes transitioning to CBT will result in quicker grading, enhanced flexibility, reduced admin, fiscal savings, and more. This transition also aims to lessen the burden on educators, allowing for increased instructional time. NYSED will ensure all educational stakeholders, including schools, educators, and the community, receive ample support. For decision-makers in New York state schools, understanding these imminent changes and preparing their institutions will be crucial.

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Kami and Computer Based Testing

Kami equips teachers with the assessment tools and accommodations needed to improve their students’ digital literacy before transitioning to Computer Based Testing (CBT).

With Kami Questions they can quickly create formative assessments to increase confidence and decrease anxiety around digital assessment.

NY State CBT assessment items for 2024 and how Kami has you covered!

Kami is more than just CBT practice

Teachers can ace their assessment creation, provide timely feedback, and grade every student in one efficient view. Here are our top 2 tips for achieving A+ assessments with Kami. Check them out!

Create autograded Questions

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