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Elementary, Jr. HS students to take grades 3-8 state tests

Students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking New York State assessments in math, English/Language Arts and science. Fort Plain’s principals shared the following information with their families.

Grades 3-6: Harry Hoag Principal Lauren Crisman has shared the following information with elementary families.

Greetings Harry Hoag Parents and Caregivers,

In the approaching months, the New York State Grades 3-8 Assessments will be administered.

Your child’s participation in the New York State Testing Program ensures that the professional community of FPCSD is able to assess the effectiveness of our teaching methods. We use the assessment data to examine student progress towards meeting the state standards for academic achievement.

Test & Harry Hoag Administration Dates:
Grades 3-5 ELA: March 29 and March 30
Grade 6 ELA: March 31 and April 1
Grades 3-5 Math: April 26 and April 27
Grade 6 Math: April 28 and April 29
Grade 4 Science Written: June 6


  • Both the ELA and Mathematics exams have two parts (Day 1 and Day 2).
  • The testing sessions remain untimed.
  • Exams will be administered in the morning whenever possible.
  • Sixth Grade will take the exams using a computer-based format.

I have every confidence that our faculty members have successfully prepared our learners for the upcoming assessments.

Please feel free to call me at (518) 993-4000, ext. 3059, to discuss any questions that you may have related to our testing procedures.

Proud to be Your Principal,
Lauren Crisman

Grades 7 and 8: Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Principal Dr. Deborah Larrabee has shared the following information with 7th and 8th grade families

March 2022

Dear Parents and Caregivers of 7th and 8th Grade Students,

I am writing to provide you with information regarding the New York State Assessments for students in grades 7 and 8. Assessments are key to helping us determine where our students are and how we should adjust learning as we move forward. Your child’s participation in New York State’s testing program is one way for us to assess the effectiveness of our teaching methods.

Our 7th and 8th grade students will take assessments in English and mathematics using a computer-based testing format. Students in grade 8 will also be taking a science assessment. This year we return to a two-day testing model for all subjects. All testing sessions will remain untimed.

Test and Date/Time:

  • 7 and 8 ELA – Session I:  Wednesday, March 30 at 8 a.m.
  • 7 and 8 ELA – Session II:  Thursday, March 31 at 8 a.m.
  • 7 and 8 Math – Session I:  Wednesday, April 27 at 8 a.m.
  • 7 and 8 Math – Session II:  Thursday, April 28 at 8 a.m.
  • 8 Science Performance: Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 8:15 a.m.
  • 8 Science Written: Monday, June 6 at 8 a.m.

I am confident that our teachers have prepared our students well for the upcoming assessments. Please have your child get plenty of sleep before test days and encourage them to do their very best. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (518) 993-4000 ext. 2124.

Deborah Larrabee, Ed.D.