These are optional tests that families can request for entrance into programs or schools that offer specialized instruction and enrichment opportunities.
|Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)||The SHSAT will be held in late October. Make-up dates will be held in November.|
|Gifted and Talented (G&T) ||January |
These tests are required by NY State Education Department, including those that may be used to meet graduation requirements.
|New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) |
This test must be taken within the first 10 days of enrolling in school.
|New York State Regents ||Regents will be administered in January, June, and August.|
|New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) ||Spring|
|New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA)||March|
|New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSELAT)||April–May|
|New York State Grades 3–8 Math||Early May|
|New York State Grades 4 and 8 Science||Late May|
|New York State Science (written) ||June|
|Tests for World Languages||June|
National Tests for College Admissions
These are tests offered to students nationwide. New York City schools administer these tests during the school day.
|SAT/PSAT School Day||March|
|PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test||October|