Standards & Assessments


Our local curriculum and instructional practices are grounded in New York State and national standards. Information can be found in the links below regarding various standards that are the foundation of our courses and programs.

NYS Standards

English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Physical Education
Social Studies
World Languages

National Standards & Other Standards/Guidelines

Common Core Standards - English Language Arts & Mathematics
National Core Arts Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
National Physical Education Standards
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

Global Competency Framework - Asia Society
Global Competency for an Inclusive World - OECD
Framework for 21st Century Learning
Education for Sustainability
ISTE Standards - International Society for Technology in Education
(ISTE Standards for: Students; Educators; Administrators)



New York State Assessment System

New York State provides a comprehensive assessment system. Students are tested in:

  • English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 3 through 8.
  • Science in grades 5 and 8.
  • High school Regents exams are provided in math and science in grade 8.
  • At the high school, Regents exams are administered in the following subjects: English; Math (Algebra 1); Science (Earth Science, Living Environment, and Chemistry); and Social Studies (Global History & Geography; US History & Government.)

Information on the state assessment system can be found on the Office of State Assessment website.



What makes Byram Hills a great place to learn? One aspect of great organizations is sustained excellent results. According to Jim Collins (2001) in his book Good to Great, he states, “A great organization is one that delivers superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time.” The various assessment data below are some of the indicators that Byram Hills is a great school district.


Special Recognition: We are proud of the many great achievements in Byram Hills across all aspects of the District, including academic accomplishments, college admissions, athletics, and student and faculty successes. The Special Recognition Document is one way to capture the success of Byram Hills.

NYS Report Cards: You can access the NYS interactive website to review the Byram Hills NYS report card, which shows our state testing results as well as other school and district information.


Multi-Tiered System of Supports: In our effort to support all students in meeting the rigorous learning standards, Byram Hills implements a comprehensive plan to provide services to students falling below standards. You can review the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Plan for the Byram Hills District-wide approach and details regarding implementation. The Plan includes descriptions of and procedures for academic intervention services (AIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).


Assessment Reports: Each year, an annual assessment report is made to the Board of Education, which summarizes District data and reviews longitudinal data. You can access the past reports below:


Feel free to reach out regarding any questions you may have about standards and assessments to:
 Dr. Tim Kaltenecker, Deputy Superintendnet