My mom provided the curriculum to the District. She was advised by the guidance counselor (yes, every public school has a guidance counselor) to take each of the textbooks and workbooks and divide up the chapters into four sections. The curriculum consisted of Quarters which, we were advised, should contain a listing of 1/4 of the chapters in every textbook and workbook. If the textbook wasn't available yet, she obtained the curriculum from the Assistant Principal.
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We were in Colorado Springs when the ELA was being administered in New York. My mom seriously considered flying us home so I could take the test. She even got Big League' s permission for me to miss performances. However, when she tried to get information regarding the relevancy of the test's scores, she was unable to get an answer as to when and for what purpose they would be used. So, we decided to stay put.
What we now know is that when you apply to, at least, some public middle schools in New York, as I am currently doing this year, they are requiring the test scores as part of the application process. Our experience to-date however, is that the test scores from the Iowa Standardized Test (a viable substitute listed in the packet from the District) which was administered by On Location Education to the children on the tour, is being accepted in lieu of the ELA and NYS Math exam scores.