Are you eagerly awaiting your child's standardized test scores? If so you'll have to wait a few more months. The New York State Board of Regents postponed the release of grades 3-8 math and reading scores until sometime in August. The delay in the release of the scores, which are generally included with students' year-end report cards, was recommended by State Education Commissioner David Steiner.

"The additional time spent in a thorough analysis of the assessments this year will provide more accurate information about student progress in July and in future test cycles," said Steiner in astatement last month.

Although parents will not see the results before the end of the term, New York City Department of Education spokesperson Danny Kanner said the city is working with the state to get "promotional cut scores," to principals in June so they can make crucial decisions about promotion and summer school. The State Education Department's announcement reports that scores will be released the week of July 24, but Kanner said the release of results has actually been postponed until August.

According to the state, the assessments "were revised this year to cover more content and to be less predictable." Results from these tests, taken in late April and early May, were originally scheduled to be returned to schools by June 24. See more about the decision and proposed study on the New York State Education Department website