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Test scores available on ARIS today

Test scores available on ARIS today From the Department of Education Website

Wondering how your kid did on the state tests back in May? Individual math and English test scores for grades 3 to 8 should be available today on ARIS parent link. Summer school students will receive August promotion letters and can view test results next week, August 22, and schools will provide printed test reports to all families in September. (See a schedule on the DOE's website.)

Don't have internet access or need help logging onto the ARIS system? The city has set up ARIS access stations at select libraries in all five boroughs next week for parents. Be sure to bring a photo id. Translation services will be provided. The DOE posted library information and schedules (and we've copied the schedule below) and also created a fact sheet to help parents understand the scores.

Students took the mandated state reading and math tests in May this year and New York state released test scores only last week to schools and the city's Department of Education. Parents may wonder why the delay in getting the scores. According to a Education Department spokesperson, the state must complete "due dilligence to make certain that all of the data was accurate."

The city's DOE then sorts the data to make individual scores available to parents via ARIS. This is the second year in a row that English and math test results have not been available until mid-August, two months after school let out. A city spokesperson says that the late exam dates are what cause the delay in releasing scores.

If you'd like to compare your child's scores to the school average, GothamSchools.org posted a handy scrolling tool. You may also download citywide test results, broken down by school, from the DOE website.

Were you able to view your scores on ARIS yet? And how did your child perform compared to last year? Let us know in the comments. See a list of ARIS parent access stations in all boroughs after the jump.

Summer 2011 ARIS Parent Link Access Stations

Date Time Borough Location Phone
Monday,  August 22 11 AM to 8 PM Queens Central Library 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432 (718) 990-0700
Monday, August 22 11 AM to 8 PM Queens Flushing Library 41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 661-1200
Tuesday, August 23 11 AM to 8 PM Brooklyn Brooklyn Public Library Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11226 (718) 230-2100
Wednesday, August 24 11 AM to 8 PM Manhattan Countee Cullen Library 104 West 136th Street (near Lenox Ave.) New York, NY 10030 (212) 491-2070
Thursday, August 25 11 AM to 8 PM Bronx Parkchester Library 1985 Westchester Avenue (at Pugsley Ave.) Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 829-7830
Friday, August 26, 2011 10 AM to 5 PM Staten Island New Dorp Library 309 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-2977
Saturday, August 27 10 AM to 1 PM Manhattan Muhlenberg Library 209 West 23rd Street (near Seventh Ave.) New York, NY 10011 (212) 924-1585
Saturday, August 27 10 AM to 1 PM Brooklyn Brooklyn Public Library Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11226 (718) 230-2100
Last modified on Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:08

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