Periodic Assessments

Periodic Assessments

Students take Periodic Assessments several times throughout the school year to give teachers more information about what students have learned. Teachers use these assessments—along with other school work and what they see in class—to learn where students need more help. The New York City DOE does not use Periodic Assessment results to grade children or schools.

The DOE offers several types of Periodic Assessments for grades K-12. Subjects include:

  • English

  • Math

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • English Language Learner assessments

  • Alternate Assessment

Schools choose the combination of assessments that meets their needs. They can also make their own assessments.

How do Periodic Assessments help schools?

  1. Periodic Assessments provide schools with up-to-date information about what each student knows. This enables teachers to plan their lessons to meet each student's needs.

  2. Periodic Assessments track student learning so that students are set up for success in high school and beyond.

How can families learn more about Periodic Assessments?

Families can call the school’s Parent Coordinator to learn more about their child's Periodic Assessment scores.