I am a 5th grade teacher in NYC. We take a NYS Social Studies Assessment the 2nd week of November. In January (usually the 2nd week) we take the NYS ELA Assessment. In March we have a NYS Math Assessment. What assessments do your 5th graders take? Do they count towards your school's AYP? Our Math & ELA scores count towards the AYP. Beginning next year the SS scores will count also!!