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Teacher Certification Resources

The Charter Center’s resources are compiled from NYSED and our experience assisting teachers to navigate the certification process. Schools participating in our Teacher Certification Program will also find additional resources through the HR community of practice.

Please note: The Charter Center’s resource guide “Applicants from Other States Seeking NYS Classroom Teaching Certificates” reflects recent updates in exams and exam requirements for eligible interstate candidates.

For additional detailed information for both teachers and school administrators with out-of-state credentials, visit the NYSED’s TEACH website

2018 Exam Guidance and Procedures - DOE and NYSED

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
2018 June Regents Administration Charter Memo
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science
2018 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2018 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2018 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual
Science Scanning Handbook

General Municipal Law

Charter schools are subject to New York Municipal Law Sections 800-806. Charters, therefore must have codes of ethics and conflict of interest policies. In addition, after New York State enacted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, schools must also have whistle-blower policies. See below for some exemplars. Schools should continue to consult with their own counsel when creating these policies.

Attachment
PDF iconGeneral Municipal Law FAQ (2010)
PDF iconConflict of Interest Policy Template
PDF iconWhistleblower Policy Template
Microsoft Office document iconModel Code of Ethics
PDF iconEthics for Trustees and Employees of Charter Schools (2010)

Top ELL Resources

The Charter Center's Program Manager of English Learner Supports, Melissa Katz, has identified some of the top ELL resources for schools. Reach out to Melissa at mkatz@nyccharterschools.org to join the ELL Community of Practice and gain access to even more resources.

2018 Test Packing, Collection and Scoring Guidance

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.

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