Resources

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.

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.

Student Recruitment and Lottery

A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery.  Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.

The Effects of New York City's Charter Schools on Student Achievement by Caroline Hoxby, Sonali Murarka, and Jenny Kang (2009)

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.