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Charter Schools do not need to adhere to New York State Education Commissioner’s Regulation 154 (CR 154) regarding English Language Learners. Some of the following resources are based on, or reference, the practices outlined in CR 154 but individual charter schools may create their own policies and procedures and should always follow the procedures approved in their charter. A Charter School LEA must implement the instructional program for ELL students approved in its charter.
Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2015 Test Scoring Consortium. You can also find the full scoring schedules for both the ELA and Mathematics Exams.
Packing videos can be accessed above!
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.