Schools may provide testing accommodations to students identified as Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and English Language Learners (ELLs) as needed, on all NYS ELA and content-area assessments (i.e., Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).
How do schools identify ELL students once they are enrolled in the charter school?
Under federal mandate, schools must administer a home language survey at the time of entrance. If a student is identified as potentially ELL after the home language survey and informal interview, the school must administer a valid and reliable English language proficiency assessment to determine if the student is an ELL.
Become familiar with the CCLS-aligned changes and implementation of the Speaking and Writing modalities from the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2018 Test Scoring Consortium.
|Guidance for 2018|
|2018 ELA Packing and Collection Instructions|
|2018 Math Packing and Collection Instructions|
|2018 ELA Packing Diagram|
|2018 MATH Packing Diagram|
|DOE Test Security Form|
|2018 SME Packing and Collection Webinar|
|Test Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]|
The Charter Center is committed to a sector built upon accountability and results for kids. Accordingly, we have conducted an analysis of New York City charter school state test scores that will allow the public to better understand the performance of individual schools and the sector overall. It is our hope that this report spurs conversations, further investigation and best practice sharing.