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2018 Exam Guidance and Procedures - DOE and NYSED

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.

General Guidance
SED Test Schedule 2018
Elementary & Middle School BAID Test Coordinator Meeting October 2017
DOE Test Administration Handbook: Elementary & Middle Schools 2017-18
DOE Test Administration Handbook: High Schools 2017-18
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 **Guides for 2018 are not yet released**
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 **Guides for 2018 are not yet released**
2017 June Regents Charter Administration Training
2017 June Regents Administration Charter Memo
2018 June Regents Exam Schedule
2018 January Regents Exam Schedule
2017 January Regents Administration Charter Memo
Regents Scanning Handbook
Science **Guides for 2018 are not yet released**
2017 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo
2017 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual
2017 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual

CSE and Compliance

The September 2010 presentation Common Coordination Issues, from the Brooklyn Charter School Student Support Agency, addresses common coordination issues facing schools with Special Education students.

The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.

OPT Online Manual

The NYC DOE's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) has on online portal which can be reached by clicking here.  This guide from the OPT gives step-by-step instructions for accessing and using it.  Charter Schools can view school-specific information and generate reports.

FACILITIES: School Safety Plans

Emergencies in schools must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Schools are at risk of acts of violence, natural, and manmade disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses prevention, response and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in schools.

Individual charter schools are required by the NYSED to complete 2 safety plans: a District- Wide Safety Plan and a Building-Level Safety Plan. These plans differ as defined here taken directly from the NY Safe Schools website.