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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.
  • 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.

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Test Packing Videos

Watch instructional videos designed to help you package your tests for scoring.

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Resources

Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2018 Test Scoring Consortium.

Guidance for 2018
PDF icon2018 ELA Packing and Collection Instructions
PDF icon2018 Math Packing and Collection Instructions
PDF icon2018 ELA Packing Diagram
PDF icon2018 MATH Packing Diagram
PDF iconDOE Test Security Form
PDF icon2018 SME Packing and Collection Webinar
PDF icon Test Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]

NYC Charter 2018 ELA Packing Video from NYC Charter School Center.

Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 2018 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 2018
DOE Charter Test Administration Training
DOE Test Administration Handbook: Elementary & Middle Schools 2017-18
DOE Test Administration Handbook: High Schools 2017-18
SED School Administrator’s Manual for Secondary Level Exams
SED Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
NYC DOE Directions for Scribing
Reporting Testing Irregularities or Possible Cheating
Borough Assessment Implementation Directors (BAID) Contacts
ELA & Math
2018 DOE Assessment Administration Memo #11 (Charter Version)
2018 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8
ELA & Math Scanning Handbook
ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning
Regents
2018 January Regents Exam Schedule
2018 January Regents Administration Charter Memo
2018 January Regents Charter Administration Training
2018 June Regents Exam Schedule
2017 June Regents Charter Administration Training
2017 June Regents Administration Charter Memo
2017 January Regents Administration Charter Memo
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science **Guides for 2018 are not yet released**
2017 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2017 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2017 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual