8th Grade Science Assessment All 8th grade students will be taking the New York State Science Assessment in May and June. In May, students will take the Performance Asseessment portion of the State Exam. During June, students will take the Written portion of the State Exam. Students will be provided with a review book to help prepare for the exam. Extra help to prepare for the exam will be provided as the exam approaches. More information will be added as the date approaches. For information about upcoming State Exams please visit the State Education Department's website for parents.