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Facilities: For Charters Co-Located in DOE Buildings

The NYC DOE sets clear campus guidelines for schools co-located in DOE buildings whether they are district or charter schools. The DOE Division of Space Management Co-Location Handbook spells out the philosophy and protocols for shared campuses. It includes sections on the Building Response Team, Safety Planning, custodial services, and the building council.

For campuses with charter schools, the work of the building council is supplemented by a shared space committee.

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

Teacher Readiness and Instructional Strategies

The Academic Intervention Teacher Checklist is a template for a form used to document interventions to aid a student struggling in academic classes before an Initial Referral is made to the Committee on Special Education.

The Academic Intervention Service Plan is a template for a form used to record a student's demographic data, presenting concerns, classroom interventions, recommended services, and progress review.

Employee Benefits

These resources will help charter schools decide what employee benefits to offer, and ease the process of setting up benefit plans. Employee Benefits Charter Start Up Training is a presentation created by insurance provider Austin & Company specifically for charter schools. Topics covered include plan administration, contribution strategies, medical and dental coverage, and more. Employee Benefits Basics including a Sample Employee Benefits Package Options & a Benefits Checklist outlines all the steps and paperwork necessary for a new charter school to get started with employee benefits. Benefits Terminology explains commonly-used terms.

Building a Charter School Founding Board

The skills and dedication of the personnel who make up the founding charter school Board are essential for a new school's success. These resources will help schools recruit the right board members and get their new boards up and running.

Critical board building challenge: How does a charter school board clearly define its roles, responsibilities and philosophy of governance? Building an Effective Charter School Board is an extensive guidebook that covers every topic imaginable for new charter schools  assembling a Board of Trustees for the first time.

Board Positions

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of board members is an important step in effective governance. These resources will help clarify what the board chair and other board members' roles are, and the characteristics to look for in candidates for particular positions.

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