Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2017 Test Scoring Consortium.
|Guidance for 2017|
|2017 Packing and Collection Instructions|
|2017 Packing Diagram|
|2017 ELA Scoring Schedule|
|2017 Math Scoring Schedule|
|Charter Test Coordinator Presentation: Scoring|
|Test Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]|
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.
|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|
|2017 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo|
|2017 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual|
|2017 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual|
McGraw Hill, a major of vendor to many state education departments, wrote this description of the Item Development Process for New York State.
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.
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.
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.
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.