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Test Scoring Consortium

The Charter Center hosts a Charter School Test Scoring Consortium to coordinate the scoring of the constructed responses of the statewide English Language Arts and Mathematics exams for grades 3-8.

We utilize an electronic scoring program that:

  • Efficiently enables charter schools to meet the truncated timeline for submitting test scores to NYC Department of Education and NY State Education Department.
  • Ensures that fewer teachers will be pulled from their schools to participate in the scoring of the constructed responses of the ELA and math tests.
  • Guarantees that the tests are completely randomized and that teachers conduct true “blind scoring” (e.g., makes it difficult for them to identify the students and/or the schools whose tests they are scoring). This helps to increase the validity and reliability of the test results.

ELIGIBILITY

All NYC charter schools administering New York State Elementary and Intermediate tests (grades 3 through 8) are eligible to join the consortium. Note: Schools participating in Computer Based Testing (CBT) are still eligible to join the scoring consortium.

Test Packing Videos

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Resources

Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2017 Test Scoring Consortium.

Guidance for 2017
PDF icon2017 Packing and Collection Instructions
PDF icon2017 Packing Diagram
PDF icon2017 ELA Scoring Schedule
PDF icon2017 Math Scoring Schedule
PDF iconCharter Test Coordinator Presentation: Scoring
PDF iconTest Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]

Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 2017 New York State ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Regents Exams. These guides are produced mainly for district schools, but include regulations and resources suitable for charter schools. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

General Guidance
SED Test Schedule 2017
Elementary & Middle School Charter Test Coordinator Meeting 2017
Elementary & Middle School DOE Test Coordinator Meeting 2017
DOE Test Administration Handbook: Elementary & Middle Schools 2016-17
DOE Test Administration Handbook: High Schools 2016-17
SED School Administrator’s Manual for Secondary Level Exams
NYC DOE Directions for Scribing
Reporting Testing Irregularities or Possible Cheating
Borough Assessment Implementation Directors (BAID) Contacts
ELA & Math
2017 DOE Assessment Administration Memo #6 (Charter Version)
2017 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8 [Vol 1]
2017 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8 [Vol 2]
2017 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA & Math Charter Administration & Scoring Overview
ELA & Math Scanning Handbook
ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning
SED Changes in Allowable Testing Accommodations for Grades 3-8 ELA Exams
Regents
2017 June Regents Charter Administration Training
2017 June Regents Administration Charter Memo
2017 June Regents Exam Schedule
2017 January Regents Exam Schedule
2017 January Regents Administration Charter Memo
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science
2017 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2017 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2017 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual