All students with disabilities who require special education services have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The IEP contains information about your child’s interests, strengths, needs, goals, and educational program. It is a legal document that describes how the DOE will provide your child:
- A Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- In the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
All public school students should have access to high-quality arts education, which may include dance, moving image, music, theater, and/or visual arts.
Career Connected Learning
Find Career Connected Learning programs by industry or topic area.
Civics for All
Civics for All helps schools support students in making connections between history, current events, and democratic structures.
English Language Arts
In English Language Arts (ELA) students learn to become effective readers and writers.
Health education is a required academic subject for students in all grades. In this class, students learn how to take care of their minds, their bodies, and their relationships with others.
School libraries are a critical part of your child’s education.
While New York City Public Schools each select their own literacy curriculum, there are common features that each classroom contains.
In Mathematics we teach students to have solid understanding of concepts, and to work through problems with skill and ease.
Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches students how to be physically active.
Students are naturally curious, which makes them natural scientists. A strong science program helps them make sense of the physical world around them.
In Social Studies students use rich content, major themes and big ideas to learn history, geography, economics, civics, citizenship, and government.
STEM is an acronym for the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students can learn about STEM inside and outside the classroom.
Read below for additional information about the tests your child may be required to take depending on their grade level. For a complete list of tests, including tests with rolling dates, view the full list of city, state and national tests.
Spring 2022 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Math exam results are now available for families and schools. Families may access results via their NYC Student Account (NYCSA)(Open external link).
For questions regarding student participation in the New York State Grades 3-8 ELA and Math exams, refer to the annual Student Participation Family Guide. The 2022-23 Guide will be made available in the winter. The 2021-22 guide remains available for reference. Student Participation in Grades 3-8 New York State Tests – Family Guide.