I'm not going to defend the NYS Ed Dept, but considering how sloppily government puts websites together - see Obamacare's healthcare.gov - I can see how this link would have been thrown up there by some intern without a lot of careful vetting being done.
At any rate, just in case anyone wants to focus on the site itself - which might have gotten its links up by misrepresenting itself as a legitimate testing company - the domain name is owned by a Dutch entity called Happy Light Bulb BV. The full whois data on the domain name is:
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Registrant City: Delft
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Happy Light Bulb BV appears to be a paper-only holding company and is associated with several other similar websites: http://www.webboar.com/whois-name/Happy%20Light%20Bulb%20BV
A review indicates the site is really about internet "tests" of the cosmopolitan variety and, even though it does allow you to create your own test, isn't really about education. The simplest answer is that this was probably put up there in a rush, without much thought put into it, and the simplest response should be to write to the NYS Ed Dept and request that they take the link down because it's inappropriate.
It would also have been nice if Breitbart (the apparent source of the article) had called up the NYS Ed Dept and asked for a comment on the link and why it was up on the Dept's website.
Also, the page on which the link appears is no longer there: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/expandedlearningopps/esd-svp/Resources.html