Cairo-Durham News

The Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math are scheduled for March through early May. These assessments provide us with important data that we use to improve education for all students. 

We view these assessments as a measure of the district’s performance in meeting the state standards, not your child’s. The data provides teachers with valuable information that will guide their curriculum, teaching strategies and interventions. We will be using your child’s results to better understand their learning and to adjust our instruction accordingly so we can provide the best education possible. Like any test, we ask our students to simply do their best. 

Cairo-Durham CSD will be participating in Computer-Based Testing (CBT) for these state assessments. State Education Department guidelines limit CBT to only one grade level per building for each session. 

The schedule for state ELA and Math assessments is as follows:

ELAGrades 3 & 6Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
ELAGrades 4 & 7Thursday, March 31, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
ELAGrades 5 & 8Monday, April 4, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
ELA Make-upGrades 3-8Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
MathGrades 3 & 6Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
MathGrades 4 & 7Thursday, April 28, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
MathGrades 5 & 8Monday, May 2, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Math Make-upGrades 3-8Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal.