4th Grade New York State Math Exam 
NYS MST Standards  Dates of Exam  Sample Questions  Format of Test 
How Parents Can Help  2Pt. Holistic Rubric  3Pt. Holistic Rubric 
New York State Math/ Science/ Technology Standards:
There are 7 Math /Science/ and Technology Standards for New York State. The three disciplines are combined because they are interrelated.
Format of the 4th Grade Math Exam
The test will be given in three sessions on three consecutive days. The test will consist of multiple choice questions as well as short response and extended response questions.
The short response and extended response require students to write( rather than select) an appropriate response. The questions allow students to take different paths to a solution and use different strategies.
Day 1: 30 Multiple choice questions
Day 2: Short and extended response questions
Day 3: Short and extended response questions
Help your child approach the testing in a relaxed, positive way.
Encourage and motivate your child to put forth their best effort.
Explain that the purpose of taking this test is to find out which concepts have been mastered and which need further development.
Point out that some questions may be more difficult than others and that they are not expected to know all the answers. Partial credit will be given for some of the questions.
Be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast each day. This is critical for optimal performance of any test.
There are two rubrics that are used in scoring the 4th Grade New York State Math Exam. They are a 2Point Holistic Rubric and a 3Point Holistic Rubric.
2Point Holistic Rubric:
2 Points  A twopoint response is complete and correct.
This response

1 point  A onepoint response is only partially correct.
This response

0 Points  A zeropoint response is completely incorrect, irrelevant, or incoherent, or a correct response arrived at using an obviously incorrect procedure. 
3 Points  A threepoint response is complete and correct.
This response

2 Points  A twopoint response is partially correct.
This response

1 Point  A onepoint response is incomplete and exhibits many flaws
but is not completely incorrect.
This response

0 Points  A zeropoint response is completely incorrect, irrelevant or incoherent, or a correct response that was arrived at using an obviously incorrect procedure. 
Dates for the 4th Grade NYS Math Exam:
The NYS 4th Grade Math Exam is May 7, 8, & 9, 2002.