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2017 Test Packing, Collection and Scoring Guidance

Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2017 Test Scoring Consortium.

Guidance for 2017
PDF icon2017 Packing and Collection Instructions
PDF icon2017 Packing Diagram
PDF icon2017 ELA Scoring Schedule
PDF icon2017 Math Scoring Schedule
PDF iconCharter Test Coordinator Presentation: Scoring
PDF iconTest Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]

2017 Exam Guidance and Procedures - DOE and NYSED

Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 2017 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 2017
Elementary & Middle School Charter Test Coordinator Meeting 2017
Elementary & Middle School DOE Test Coordinator Meeting 2017
DOE Test Administration Handbook: Elementary & Middle Schools 2016-17
DOE Test Administration Handbook: High Schools 2016-17
SED School Administrator’s Manual for Secondary Level Exams
NYC DOE Directions for Scribing
Reporting Testing Irregularities or Possible Cheating
Borough Assessment Implementation Directors (BAID) Contacts
ELA & Math
2017 DOE Assessment Administration Memo #6 (Charter Version)
2017 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8 [Vol 1]
2017 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8 [Vol 2]
2017 NYS Grades 3-8 ELA & Math Charter Administration & Scoring Overview
ELA & Math Scanning Handbook
ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning
SED Changes in Allowable Testing Accommodations for Grades 3-8 ELA Exams
Regents
2017 June Regents Charter Administration Training
2017 June Regents Administration Charter Memo
2017 June Regents Exam Schedule
2017 January Regents Exam Schedule
2017 January Regents Administration Charter Memo
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science
2017 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2017 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2017 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual

Distributing Individualized State Test Score Information to Parents

Charter school parents do not have access to the DOE parent portal ARIS to view their child’s standardized test score results like parents with children in district schools do. The responsibility of communicating these standardized test score results, such as those from the state grades 3-8 ELA and Math exam, lies solely with the charter school. Most charter schools send out a letter to parents in the late summer or early fall following exam administration with test score information.

SMART Goals Connect a School

School staff are periodically reminded to revisit their SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-based, and Timebound, in order to better assess the student population across learning disciplines.  This article by Jan O'Neill offers useful advice for doing so.

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