Getting ready to take NYS assessments on computers

This year, some BKW elementary students will take a portion of their New York State assessments on computers. For parents, that sounds a bit scary. For students, who are growing up in the digital age, technology is a regular part of their world.

That does not mean, however, that all students have the same access to computers at home or that all students are equally familiar with computers. So, BKW’s teachers have been busy making sure all students will be prepared to do their best.

In the classroom, students are have used computer for research and class projects. Teachers have added computer practice that exposes students to computer-based tests.

Preparing parents

For parents who have questions about computer testing, we have a video about the tests. (We thank Shenendehowa Central Schools for sharing this resource.) The video was created for students, but introduces parents to what their children will see. Feel free to follow along the video or visit the websites described in the video. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.

Watch the video