Handbook: Standardized Assessments

No student or family should be concerned at this time about the administration of the grade 3 – 8 State tests. Clearly, we are not administering the tests scheduled to be given during the time we are closed. As we understand it, NYS has applied for a waiver with the Federal Government in order to be exempt from the need to administer these exams this year. NYS will provide updates when possible. Again, this is not something for any student or family to be concerned about now.

Regents Exams

At this time, NYS has not indicated a change in the status of Regents exams. Of course, that is subject to change and we will keep you posted. Teachers of the few middle and high school courses that culminate in Regents Exams will be mindful of the need to continue preparing their students for those exams. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

AP Exams

Please be assured that our teachers and administrators will continue to monitor updates from College Board and communicate with our students and families as appropriate. The following information is the most recent from the College Board and is very likely subject to change:

As of March 13, 2020 –

The AP Exam administration remains as scheduled for schools that will be open on May 4–8 and 11–15, with late testing scheduled for May 20–22.

To help schools and students, we’re focused on:

  • Supporting student learning of the remaining content and skills in the course.
  • Providing flexible and streamlined testing opportunities and partnering with colleges and universities to ensure that students can still receive the college credit they have been striving to earn all year long.

As of March 16, 2020 -

The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. Additional information will be posted by March 20.

We will announce portfolio submission deadline extensions for AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses by March 20. Schools do not need to call AP Services for Educators to request these extensions.


For Students Who Were Unable to Take the March SAT OR were registered to take the May SAT

  • The College Board has cancelled the May SAT and all March rescheduled test dates. 
  • Families who registered for the May SAT will receive a full refund.  They need to register for the June SAT as quickly as possible, as we anticipate a high volume of students and test sites reaching capacity sooner than usual.
  • Registration for the fall testing dates will open in July
  • For students who need to take Subject Tests, we recommend prioritizing the June test date for the SAT and to plan on taking Subject Tests in the fall.  If students have already taken the SAT and feel good about their scores, they can use the June test date as their opportunity to take Subject Tests


  • The ACT has announced that the April ACT has been cancelled nation-wide.  Students who registered for April will receive an email about being able to reschedule for an upcoming test for free – either for June or a future test date.
  • Families should consider registering for the July test date, if their schedules permit.  Note that there are fewer test sites available. 
  • Fall test date registration will open in July


For questions about the assessments above, please reach out to:

Director of Guidance Marisa Merlino – mmerlino@klschools.org