It was shared with the Board yesterday that Estimated Time on Task (ETOT, or how long it will take the student to complete the test) will decrease in math in all grades (20 minutes) and ELA in grades 5-8 (10 minutes) in 2014. These tests in these grades will have fewer questions and are shorter.
In addition, the Session Time (how long students will have to complete the test) will decrease in math in all grades (20 minutes) in 2014. The ELA Session Time is remaining the same this year, however, based on field concerns that students have sufficient time to complete the test.
This information will be released shortly when the 2014 Test Guides are posted.