Despite its small size, the NYC charter school sector has sparked the publication of more than a dozen books, including practical guides for educators as well as histories and memoirs.
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).
Charter schools are leading the way in effectively educating special education students and English Language Learners in New York City and are making strong progress in recruiting more of these students into their schools.
This ATS report manual guides readers through the most common special education reports that schools can run within ATS.
The professional development guide for the NYC Special Education Collaborative for the 2011-12 school year.
A fact sheet created by the New York City Charter School Center that provides information on New York City charter schools for the 2011-12 school year. See demographics, achievement numbers, and much more.
Typically evaluative by nature, teacher observation is usually linked to classroom performance. More and more schools, however, are using observation -- teachers observing teachers -- as a form of professional development that improves teaching practices and student performance. In this article, Education World's Michele Israel talks with experts about the benefits of this emerging professional development strategy.
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.