The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)
The DRA2 is administered by classroom teachers and used to identify independent and instructional reading levels, and to determine a focus for instruction. It is administered at the end of kindergarten and three times per year in grades 1-5.
The Rye City School District elementary report cards are shared with parents through the Parent Portal two times per year, in January and June. The standards-based report cards offer parents insights into their child’s progress in relation to New York State learning standards and grade level expectations and provide valuable information about student performance in the classroom and special area classes, including achievement, work habits, behavior, and effort. Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” document to learn more about the report cards.
Grades 3 - 8
Schools in NY State administer ELA and Mathematics Common Core tests in grades 3-8 that are intended to measure student proficiency in the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers. These tests are administered in the spring.
NY State administers Science Performance and Written Assessments in grade 4 and grade 8 each year to determine how well students have learned the NY State Science Learning Standards. The assessment asks students to demonstrate scientific knowledge and to apply scientific concepts, formulate hypotheses, make predictions, or use other scientific inquiry techniques. These tests are administered in the spring.
NY State administers Regents Exams in many subjects in high school. Beginning in 8th grade some advanced level students take Earth Science Regents classes, which culminate with Regents Exams. All other Regents exams are administered in the high school. Regents courses and exams are administered in the following subjects: English Language Arts, Math (Algebra I, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Integrated Algebra, Geometry), Science (Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, Physics), Social Studies (Global, U.S. History & Government), and World Languages (Spanish, French, Italian).