No School - Monday, September 25

There is no school in the East Greenbush CSD on Monday, September 25 (Yom Kippur). District offices will be open.

Select Page


The East Greenbush CSD uses tests throughout the school year to evaluate what students have learned and to determine future instruction. The District also administers state-mandated tests throughout a student’s K-12 education, including the grades 3-8 math and ELA tests each spring and Regents Exams required for graduation.

2022-23 Testing Schedule

  • January Regents Exams
    • Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27
  • NYS Grades 3-8 ELA Exam
    • Grades 3-5 on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21
    • Grades 6-8 on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20
  • NYS Grades 3-8 Math Exam
    • Grades 6-8 on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3
    • Grades 3-5 on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4
  • NYS Grades 4 and 8 Science Written Exams
    • Monday, June 5
  • NYS Grade 8 Science Performance Test
    • Thursday, May 25
  • June Regents Exams
    • Thursday, June 1
    • Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 16
    • Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 22
  • August Regents Exams
    • Wednesday, August 16 – Thursday, August 17


The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. Students typically take the exam in the spring of Junior year and in the fall of Senior year.

PSAT (Practice SAT)

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships in their junior year. This exam is recommended for Juniors and Honors English Sophomores in the fall.

  • The PSAT is 2 hours, 45 minutes long
  • Multiple-choice test in Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Costs $18.00 (2019-20)
  • Offered here at CHS in the fall
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in September


The Pre-ACT is recommended for Sophomores and is offered at Columbia High School during Regents Week in January.

  • The Pre-ACT is 2 hours, 10 minutes but an additional 60 minutes for pre-administration activities
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Costs $16.00 (2018-19)
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in December

AP Exams

The College Board is planning to administer AP exams in the traditional pencil and paper format (which is subject to change) in May 2023. Any changes will be communicated prior to testing by the College Board.

Columbia High School will be offering the following AP exams this year during the AP testing window of May 1–5 and May 8–11, 2023.

Week 1 Morning Afternoon
Monday, May 1, 2023 Chemistry
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Environmental Science
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 English Literature and Composition Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Friday, May 5, 2023 U.S. History Microeconomics



Week 2 Morning Afternoon
Monday, May 8, 2023 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 English Language and Composition Physics C Mechanics
Physics C Electricity & Magnetism
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Biology
Thursday, May 11, 2023 World History Physics 1 Algebra Based