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.
|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
|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|