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).
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|
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]|
Educators have made great strides in using data. But danger lies ahead for those who misunderstand what data can and can't do. This abstract from Education Leadership is a useful report for school leaders who need to learn the do's and don'ts of using data effectively.
A scale is an arbitrarily established set of numbers used for measurement according to a rate or standard. Learning to understand scale scores is an essential skill for every educator and this one-page summary created by the New York City Charter School Center can help.
The latest report from the New York City Charter Schools Evaluation Project compares the academic performance of charter school students with that of their peers who attempted to enroll in charter schools but were not selected in a random lottery. This method allows the researchers to isolate the effect of attending a charter school, without being concerned that factors related to the decision to apply to a charter school are really driving achievement differences.
Examining student data through the lens of pressing questions can mobilize staff, promote data literacy, and help raise student achievement. This abstract from Education Leadership is a useful report for school leaders who need to make the best use of their data for assessment purposes.
Setting goals that connect to the classroom and focus on student learning helps educators see, learn from, and communicate their results. In this abstract from Education Leadership, author Jan O'Neill discusses SMART Goals; setting specific goals that are strategic, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and timebound.
Businesses have long used SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-based, and Timebound as a way to cut through the morass of conﬂicting priorities and focus their energies on goals that would make a difference to their work. Although SMART goals did not seep into the education lexicon until the 1990s, the power that they bring to school improvement work is the same. SMART goals can focus a school’s or district’s work and determine whether the work is making a difference. This report suggests ways to make SMART goals work for educators.