Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 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 2020|
|SED School Administrator’s Manual for Regents Exams|
|SED Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities|
|NYC DOE Directions for Scribing|
|ELA & Math|
|2020 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8|
|2020 DOE ELA & Math Test Administration Memo (Not Yet Released)|
|Educator Guide to the 2020 English Language Arts Tests|
|Educator Guide to the 2020 Mathematics Tests|
|ELA & Math Scanning Handbook|
|ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning|
|2020 June Regents Exam Schedule|
|2020 June Regents Administration Charter Memo (Not Yet Released)|
|January 2020 Regents Test Coordinator Webinar for Charter Schools|
|Regents Scanning Handbook|
|Science **Guides for 2020 are not yet released**|
|2019 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo|
|2019 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual|
|2019 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 2020 Test Scoring Consortium.
|Guidance for 2020|
|Packing and Shipping Instructions [Webinar Slides]|
|ELA Packing and Shipping Instructions|
|ELA Packing Diagram|
|MATH Packing and Shipping Instructions|
|MATH Packing Diagram|
|Checklist: Packing for Scoring|
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).
How do schools identify ELL students once they are enrolled in the charter school?
Under federal mandate, schools must administer a home language survey at the time of entrance. If a student is identified as potentially ELL after the home language survey and informal interview, the school must administer a valid and reliable English language proficiency assessment to determine if the student is an ELL.
Become familiar with the CCLS-aligned changes and implementation of the Speaking and Writing modalities from the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test.
The Charter Center is committed to a sector built upon accountability and results for kids. Accordingly, we have conducted an analysis of New York City charter school state test scores that will allow the public to better understand the performance of individual schools and the sector overall. It is our hope that this report spurs conversations, further investigation and best practice sharing.