The Charter Center’s ELL Specialist, Melissa Katz, has laid out best practices to ensure the accuracy of new students’ Home Language Identification Surveys (HLIS). These HLIS are extremely important, as they will help schools determine who qualifies for ELL testing and services.
Become familiar with the 2015 CCLS-aligned changes and implementation of the Speaking and Writing modalities from the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test.
NOTE: Please read below Memo #7 which was released by the DOE on March 2, 2015. Please note that directions for charter schools will be slightly different. We will provide additional guidance.
As an operating charter school you will need to navigate many New York City and New York State systems. Here you can find a run-down of systems you need to know as well as several attached guides.
The State Education Department has updated the timeline for the submission of applications to establish charter schools in New York State authorized by the Board of Regents with a plan to open in 2016. In the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP), the Department will provide two opportunities for applicants to submit new charter school applications. The timeline (below) provides information regarding Round 1 of the competitive RFP process. The requirements and timelines for Round 2 will be posted in late spring.