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Computer Based Testing 23-24 News and Updates

New York State is transitioning to computer-based testing (CBT) for the ELA & Math 3-8, Science 5 & 8 exams, and has already for NYSAA!

If your district / school has any questions about Computer Based Testing, please feel free to give our department a call.   914-922-3001

A view of NYSED CBT Transition plan

23-24 NYSED Fall CBT Training

News and Update Emails

We send out emails as we receive new information from NYSED about CBT. 
If you would like to receive emails about CBT let us know.

CBT Resources

 CBT iconNEXTERA Admin Login   (ELA & Math 3-8)

DLM-KITE Educator Login  (NYSAA)

NYSED CBT Support Page - cbtsupport.nysed.gov

Online Requesting of the 2024 Grades 3-8 Exams

Prior Year - 22-23 CBT Simulation Prep / Open Discussion Webinar Recording 1-12-23

Prior Year - 21-22 Resources

Steps For Particpation

  • Online Requests for CBT Operational and SAFT (10/3/23 to 11/10/23)
  • Practice tests can be given to students at any time via the secure browser or via the web

23-24 CBT Simulation & Field Testing

  • Data was loaded to Nextera from Level 1 data as of 12/7/23
  • data became visible in Nextera for setting accommodations and printing login tickets on 12/20/23
  • New! - The updated Practice Test 2 for ELA and Math and Practice Test 4 for Science are now available in the Question Sampler (https://ny.nextera.questarai.com/tds/#practice). These updated Practice Tests will be available in the Secure Browser the week of 1/8/24. Reminder: These are the practice tests that will be used for the simulation.
    • Test Read PDFs files for the Sampler/Practice "Test 2" for ELA, Math and "Test 4" for Science as well as the alternate language editions for Math and Science will be available the week of 1/8/24 from the Help -> Downloads tab in Nextera Admin.
  • Testing Dates 1/16/24 - 1/26/24

References

The simulation is a required element of CBT testing. 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.

 

23-24 Deadlines & Trainings - ELA , Math 3-8 and Science

Please note that the information below is for 23-24 school year is not complete. We will update our page as we receive new 23-24 information.

23-24 School Year

  • 10/13/23: NYSED In-Person Fall road show
  • 11/10/23: Deadline to submit exam request via NYSED portal. Online request system portal is now open
  • 12/7/23 by 2:30PM: Deadline to load simulation data via level0/level1
  • 12/20/23: Student, Class and Test Tabs open in Nextera for Simulation Prep
  • 12/29/23: Deadline to complete Technology readiness
  • 01/16/24 to 01/26/24: Statewide CBT Simulation
  • 02/22/24 by 2:30PM: Deadline for demo, enroll and program service data due to L2 for ELA and Math Operational Testing
  • 02/28/24: Files due for paper based answer sheets you will need for  operational testing
  • 03/11/24: The Students and Classes tabs for ELA, Math and Science will open for Operational Testing
  • 03/25/24: The Tests tab will open for ELA, Math and Science for Operational Testing
  • 3/25/24 - 5/24/2: Window to set Not Tested codes in Nextera for Operational Testing
  • 4/8/24 - 5/17/24: Operational CBT Testing for ELA, Math & Science
  • TBD: CBT Open Discussion Zoom - Simulation Recap and Preparing for Operational Testing
  • TBD: Deadline for demo, enroll and program service data due to L2 for ELA and Math SAFT CBT
  • TBD: The students and classes tabs for both ELA and Math will open for SAFT CBT

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Prior Year - 22-23 School Year - For Reference Only

  • 12/30/22: Deadline to complete Technology Readiness
  • 12/8/22 by 2:30PM: -Deadline data due to L2 for the simulation
  • 12/09/22: Deadline to load simulation data via level0/level1
  • 12/09/22: Deadline to submit exam request via NYSED portal
  • 12/21/22: Student, Class and Test Tabs open in Nextera for Simulation Prep
  • 01/17/23 to 01/27/23: Statewide CBT Simulation
  • 02/15/23: NYSED Winter Roadshow In Person at the LHRIC (8:30am -12:00pm)
  • 2/23/23: Deadline for data due to L2 for ELA and Math Operational Testing
  • 3/13/23: The students and classes tabs for both ELA and Math will open
  • 3/16/23 : CBT Open Discussion Zoom - Simulation Recap and Prep for Operational Testing
  • 4/3/23: The tests tab will open for ELA and Math
  • 4/3/23 – 5/4/23: Setting ELA Not Tested Code for Operational Testing
  • 4/3/23 – 5/17/23: Setting Math Not Tested Code for Operational Testing
  • 4/14/23: Deadline for  data due to L2 for ELA and Math SAFT CBT
  • 5/1/23: Students and classes tabs for ELA and Math will open for SAFT CBT

23-24 Operational /Field Test Dates

ELA, Math & Science CBT Operational Test Dates

  • 4/8/24 - 5/17/24: Administration Dates
  • 4/8/24 - 5/17/24:  Make-Up must be given within the testing window
  • 5/24/24:  Scoring must be completed

NYSAA CBT Operational Test Dates

ELA, Math & Science CBT Field Testing Dates

  • TBD

23-24 Deadlines & Trainings -NYSAA

  • 10/03/23 - 11/17/2023: NYSAA-DLM Virtual Training. Prior registration required
  • 10/20/23: Deadline to complete review of user information in Educator Portal
  • 11/09/23: NYSED pull of students identified as NYSAA-eligible by 2:30PM
  • 11/22/23: Rostering of students begins in the Kite System
  • 11/30/23: Deadline to complete First Contact survey (FCS) and Personal Needs Profile (PNP) for spring assessment
  • 3/11/24: Spring NYSAA Assessment Window opens
  • 6/07/24: Spring NYSAA Assessment Window closes
  • 7/23/24: Last day to download and save all Data Extracts in Educator Portal

23-24 NYSAA Resources

Before an assessment can be administered via the Kite system, the following steps must be complete.

  • View and Check Student Data
  • View and Check Roster. Load Roster if it not available
  • Complete PNP Profile
  • Complete the First Contact survey

The First Contact survey must be submitted before Educator Portal will allow assessment participation in any window. If the First Contact Survey is submitted after the opening of a window, then assessment participation is delayed by 24 hours.