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Sample NYS Assessments Practice Questions

Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the New York State (NYS) Assessments? Here are six sample NYS practice questions.

IMPORTANT: While the NYS test sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will be seeing, they aren’t taken directly from the actual test being administered this year.

NYS Test Sample Question #1 – 3rd Grade Math

Which of the following expressions represents the number of leaves in the picture below?

A. 4 x 3
B. 4 x 12
C. 3 x 12
D. 3 + 4

NYS Test Sample Question #2 – 4th Grade Math

Which of the following is equal to the fraction in the picture below?

NYS Test Sample Question #3 – 5th Grade Math

What number is missing in the table below, if the table is generated by the rule “y is 4 less than x”?

A. 8
B. 10
C. 14
D. 16

NYS Test Sample Question #4 – 3rd Grade ELA

Read the following sentences:
“Many times bugs like moths and beetles live in a sloth’s fur.”
“It becomes their habitat due to the algae.”

Why do bugs live in a sloth’s fur?

A. They are attracted to small animals.
B. They like to sleep nine hours a day.
C. They are attracted to algae.
D. They live living in trees.

NYS Test Sample Question #5 – 4th Grade ELA

Read the passage:

For a moment the Muley Cow forgot that she was the oldest cow on the farm. She tossed her head, flirted her heels in the air, and cut a few clumsy capers around the scarecrow, who did his best to dance a jig–only the wind died down completely just as he was in the middle of it. And he hung from his pole in such a woebegone fashion that the Muley Cow began to feel uneasy about him.

“You’re not ill, I hope?” she ventured, as she stopped her prancing.

He paid not the slightest heed to her.

Which clue in this section is most helpful in determining the meaning of the word woebegone?

A. cut a few clumsy capers
B. did his best to dance a jig
C. “You’re not ill, I hope?”
D. He paid not the slightest heed to her.

NYS Test Sample Question #6 – 5th Grade ELA

Read the sentence from the story.

“Ah reckon it’s just like Ah said: Reddy Fox is gwine to meet trouble right smart soon,” muttered Ol’ Mistah Buzzard.

How would this sentence most likely be written using Standard English?

A. “Well, I’ll be! That there fox is ’bout to get hisself shot if he don’t take heed,” muttered Ol’ Mistah Buzzard.
B. “I can’t believe that careless fox,” muttered Ol’ Mistah Buzzard, “he shouldn’t have taken that chicken!”
C. “I told you so: Reddy Fox is just about to get into trouble,” muttered Old Mr. Buzzard.
D. “Lookee here,” Old Mr, Buzzard muttered, “Reddy Fox done gone and run right into trouble.”

 

(Answers: A, D, D, C, C, C)

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