2017-18 Grade 3-8 State Assessment Score Reports mailed to BMS & CLS Parents
Bulkeley Middle School and Chancellor Livingston Elementary School have received the 2017-18 grade 3-8 New York State Assessment Score Report(s) for their children in those grades this past year. These reports have been mailed to individual households on Thursday, October 4, 2018, so parents should be receiving these from their schools via the US Mail shortly.
In addition, we are making parents aware that, according to information provided to New York State School Districts via a memo dated July 2, 2014 from the NYS Education Dept.:
“Part AA, Subpart B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014 adds new subdivisions (45) and (46) to education Law section 305, which direct the Commissioner to provide that no school district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) may place or include on a student’s official transcript or maintain in a student’s permanent record any individual student score on a State administered standardized English Language Arts or Mathematics assessment for grades three through eight, and that any test results on such assessments sent to parents/persons in parental relation include a clear and conspicuous notice that such results will not be included on the student’s official transcript or in the student’s permanent record and are being provided for diagnostic purposes. The statute provides that these provisions shall expire and be deemed repealed on December 31, 2018.”
The above information will serve to assure you that your child’s state assessment info, under the timeframe spelled out above, will be used for diagnostic purposes only and will not be included in his/her permanent record.