NYS Testing Info

The 8th grade New York State English Language Arts Exam will be Monday, April 26, 2010 and Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Day 1:
Reading Comprehension

s  There will be four to six passages for you to read.

s  You will complete 26 multiple choice questions.

s  Highlighters are permitted!

Listening

s  You will listen to either one short informational passage or two short related passages.

s  There are three short response questions for you to answer.

s  You must then write a four to five paragraph essay.

Day 2:

Reading/Writing

s  You will read two related passages silently.

s  Highlighters are permitted!

s  There will be three short response questions for you to answer.

s  You must then write a four to five paragraph essay.