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).
This ATS report manual guides readers through the most common special education reports that schools can run within ATS.
The Charter Center’s fingerprinting service ended in 2017. We are pleased to have been able to provide the sector with this important program for nearly a decade.
All appointments for fingerprinting now go through the NYSED-approved vendor, Identogo.
NYSED provides guidance on new procedures for fingerprinting here.
A “Friends of XYZ Charter School” organization is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is created to raise funds, awareness and otherwise support a charter school or the charter school movement. This white paper from the Lawyers Alliance for New York is a guide for any charter school who is thinking of establishing one.
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|
Charter schools are subject to New York Municipal Law Sections 800-806. Charters, therefore must have codes of ethics and conflict of interest policies. In addition, after New York State enacted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, schools must also have whistle-blower policies. See below for some exemplars. Schools should continue to consult with their own counsel when creating these policies.
|General Municipal Law FAQ (2010)|
|Conflict of Interest Policy Template|
|Whistleblower Policy Template|
|Model Code of Ethics|
|Ethics for Trustees and Employees of Charter Schools (2010)|
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]|