Parents and Teachers Get your Third Grader Ready for the New York State English Language Arts Exam! Is your third grader ready to tackle the New York State Grade 3 English Language Arts exam? If not, don’t worry. REA’s newest addition to our Ready, Set, Go! test prep series takes the confusion out of Language Arts and gives third graders all the information they need to succeed on this important exam. Fully aligned with the learning standards of the New York State Department of Education, our easy-to-read test prep features a student-friendly, targeted review of the English Language Arts skills tested on the exam, including:
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New York State Grade 3 English Language Arts Test
Completely aligned with the Learning Standards adopted by the New York State Regents
Welcome to an Educational Adventure!
The New York State Testing Program is the Empire State’s answer to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that states use standards-based testing to ensure that students are picking up the skills and knowledge necessary for academic success.
We at REA believe that a friendly, hands-on introduction and preparation for the test are keys to creating a successful testing experience. REA’s NY State Testing Program books offer these key features:
* Clearly identified book activities
* Contextual illustrations
* Easy-to-follow lessons
* Step-by-step examples
* Tips for solving problems tailored for the proper grade level
* Exercises to sharpen skills
* Lots of practice
Below is helpful information for students, parents, and teachers concerning the NY State Test and test taking in general. Organized practice is itself a prime skill for young students to master, because it will help set the tone for success long into the future as their educational adventure continues. It is REA’s sincere hope that this book by providing relevant, standards-based practice can become an integral part of that adventure.
What is the New York State Test?
The New York State Test is a standards-based assessment used in New York’s public schools. Performance on the New York State Test equates not with the grades students receive for teacher-assigned work but rather with proficiency measures pegged to how well students are acquiring the
knowledge and skills outlined in the New York State Learning Standards. Those proficiency measures fall into three broad categories, or bands: partially proficient,” proficient,” and advanced proficient.” When is the NY State English Language Arts Test given?
The test is administered in January. Grade 3 students take the NY State English Language Arts Test on two consecutive days. Day 1 requires 40 minutes, plus an additional 10 minutes of preparation time. Day 2 requires 35 minutes, plus an additional 15 minutes of preparation time.
What is the format of the NY State English Language Arts Test?
On Day 1, students read several selections and answer 20 multiple-choice questions and 1 short-response question. For each multiple-choice question, students are asked to choose the correct answer out of four. On Day 2, students listen to a selection, answer 4 multiple-choice questions and 2 shortresponse questions, and also edit a paragraph.
Understanding the NY State English Language Arts Test and This Book
This book was specially written and designed to make test practice easy and fruitful for students. Our practice tests are very much like the actual NY State English Language Arts Test, and our review is filled with illustrations, guided exercises, and practice questions to help students become familiar with the testing environment and retain information about key topics.
The NY State English Language Arts Test and other state assessment tests are designed to give the school information about how well children are achieving in the areas required by the New York State Learning Standards. These standards describe what students should know at the end of certain grades. This book helps children review and prepare effectively and positively for the NY State English Language Arts Test.
Teachers introduce students to the test-taking environment and the demands of the NY State English Language Arts Test. Teachers can use our authoritative book in the classroom for planned, guided instruction and practice testing. Effective preparation means better test scores!
Information about the New York State Testing Program
For more information about the New York State Testing Program, contact the New York State Department of Education:
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Test Accommodations and Special Situations
Every effort is made to provide a level playing field for students with disabilities who are taking the NY State English Language Arts Test. In general, students with educational disabilities should be provided with the testing accommodations specified in their Individualized Education Programs
(IEPs) or Section 504 Accommodation Plans (504 Plans) when taking the test. However, testing accommodations that change the measurement of a construct being tested are not permitted on the NY State English Language Arts Test. Only those testing accommodations that do not alter the construct of the test are permitted.
Book 1: Reading
Only directions that are to be read aloud to all students may be read; no other section of Book 1 may be read to the student.
Book 2: Listening
The listening selection, as well as the directions that are to be read aloud to all students, may be read. In addition, if tests read” is indicated in the student’s IEP or 504 Plan, all other directions and all questions may be read to the student. Students may not use spell-checking and/or grammar-checking devices on any parts of the NY State English Language Arts Test. Students also may not have requirements for spelling, paragraphing, and/or punctuation (writing mechanics) waived for any parts of the test.
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Book Description Research & Education Associati, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110738607126
Book Description Research & Education Association, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0738607126