NEW YORK — For the first time in its history, kindergarten readiness testing will be conducted in English at public schools, the state Department of Education announced Monday.
The tests, which are administered to more than 1.1 million students, will be the first standardized tests administered in English in New York since 2007.
The state Department says the tests, conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, will also be used to measure student achievement, which is expected to improve after a series of state policies are implemented in 2018 to improve student achievement.
The state’s goal is to get at least 80 percent of kindergarten students proficient by 2021.
The tests were developed in conjunction with the National Center for Education Statistics, which will also administer the test.