The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students who are homeless, or in unstable or temporary housing. The Charter Center hosted a free workshop, presented by NYS-TEACHS, to help schools understand how to meet these students’ needs and comply with changes in the law resulting from the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
Topics Covered Included:
- McKinney-Vento definitions: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Responsibilities
- Schools’ roles under McKinney-Vento and the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Transportation and other school services for students in temporary housing
- Incorporating trauma-sensitive practices into school programs and policy
View the presentation HERE
|Federal & State Guidance|
|SED Students in Temporary Housing Charter School Guidance|
|SED Students in Temporary Housing Lottery Preference Memo|
|US Department of Ed Students in Temporary Housing Non-Regulatory Guidance|
New York State Charter School information by: City, Authorizer, Geographic district, DBN code (NYC only), BEDS code, Network affiliation, Borough (NYC only), Neighborhood (NYC only), Opening Year, Grades Served.
Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 2019 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.
|SED Test Schedule 2019|
|DOE Charter Test Administration Training|
|SED School Administrator’s Manual for Secondary Level Exams|
|SED Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities|
|NYC DOE Directions for Scribing|
|ELA & Math **Guides for 2019 are not yet released**|
|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|
|Science **Guides for 2019 are not yet released**|
|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|
Check back soon to see 2019 information.
The Charter Center’s Director of NYC Special Education Collaborative and Inclusive Education Initiatives, Melissa Katz, has laid out best practices to ensure the accuracy of new students’ Home Language Identification Surveys (HLIS). These HLIS are extremely important, as they will help schools determine who qualifies for ELL testing and services.