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.
The electronic lottery is a simple and transparent option for conducting your school's annual lottery. This demo video provides you with step-by-step instructions for conducting an electronic lottery as well as many best practices.
Action Items and Steps for Lottery Admissions
Here you can find commonly used student enrollment templates and exemplars that are useful in the creation of a new school’s procedures. Best practices for student admissions and enrollment can be also explored here.
This guide, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will provide an overview of best practices in the admissions and enrollment processes.
What choices are charter schools providing? What are their results? Who are their students? And what is the outlook for charter schools' future? Read the Charter Center's new, data-rich report to find out.
This one-page overview of New York City charter school enrollment lotteries answers frequently asked questions, including: How do the the lotteries work? Are they fair? Is anyone given special preference? And are charter school applicants representative of NYC students?
A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery. Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.