Computer-Based Testing Information

Welcome to the home of 3-8 CBT information for the TST region.

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CBT information from New York State
Locally created resources for use in the classroom.
CBT questions and answers


News & Notes

April 24, 2018

LESSONS LEARNED webinar is happening today. The slides can be found on the CBT Support page. Once the recording of the webinar is available it will be posted here.

April 09, 2018

The CBT ELA testing windows opens on April 10 at 7:00 am!

Check out the last minute updates, including changes the addition of another Text-to-Speech reading speed, some Best Practices and Test Tips, and some great Q&A, including - Does the Nextera Test Delivery System include Spellchecking software?

March 21, 2018

Proctor Training video and webinar given by the state and Nextera on March 21 is now available.

March 20, 2018

Wondering how the use of a scribe works with CBT? Check out this post on the CBT support website.

March 19, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

1. Statewide webinar Slides are available, as it the recorded webinar!

2. Secure Browser Practice Test Logins are available for 2018!


Jan. 26, 2018

Announcement: Two exciting updates are available starting today.

1. A high level timeline for 2018 CBT is available.

2. An Equation Editor Sampler has been released (basically the equation editor without a question attached). This allows students to practice using the Equation Editor function buttons to "Show your work" as they will do for the operational CBT math exams in the spring. Find more information about this resource on the state's CBT Support site.

Jan. 23, 2018

Explore the world of Computer-Based Testing (CBT) with our new video highlighting two important CBT considerations. Additionally, we are announcing two new online professional learning opportunities in February!

Dec. 1, 2017

The Office of Educational Technology & Design has released: Guidance on Keyboarding Instruction for 2017

More details about what this means, resources for implementation, and local-level guidance is coming soon! Please visit us again soon for more specifics!

Nov. 27, 2017

The Office of Instructional Support released a memo on Technology Literacy:

"Technology is a powerful tool, and should be utilized in everyday instruction, across all subjects, to enhance teaching and learning. The definition of technology literacy should broadly encompass the technology knowledge and skills students must learn to be successful in school, college, and careers in the 21st Century."

Oct. 31, 2017

Test Guides for the 3-8 Math & ELA tests have been released. Find them at EngageNY or on this site (CBT Info from NYS).

Oct. 18, 2017

Today was the CBT statewide webinar! View the slides, and view the webinar!

CBT Fall Presentation Series 2018.pdf

October 6, 2017

The online test ordering system is now open! View the communication and memo here!

September 25, 2017

View the CBT Roundup video, also posted in the SIS Weekly Bulletin.

September 22, 2017

The new Tech Readiness Requirements are out! As per NYS, students "should have regular interaction with technology as part of their standard instruction."

September 22, 2017

Three practice tests per grade level per subject in every accommodation are now available on the publicly-accessible Question Sampler. This includes Text-to-Speech! [updated 9/26]


Also, see the New Practice Test Information Flyer put out by NYSED!

September 19, 2017

Announcement: Deputy Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green recently announced that NYSED is working to set a requirement for all schools to be transitioned to CBT. More details within the month!

September 12, 2017

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