Charter School Office

Mission Statement

The mission of the New York State Education Department Charter School Office is to create and sustain excellent educational options for New York State families on behalf of the Board of Regents through high quality charter school authorizing, fair and transparent oversight of all charter schools, and the dissemination of innovative school designs and practices.

2011-2016 NYSED Charter School Office Strategic Plan PDF document  (391 KB)   

NYSED Performance Framework for Regents-Authorized charter schools PDF document  (392 KB)  

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Charter School Office Recent News

Other Recent Information:

  • NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Meetings Law  PDF document  (74 KB)
  • The Technology Readiness Tool

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is preparing for a transition to computer-based testing, using the Technology Readiness Tool ( Link Nonpublic and charter schools are encouraged to participate in the Technology Readiness Tool by providing a point of contact to NYSED at When you provide a point of contact for your school's use of the Technology Readiness Tool, s/he will receive an auto-generated welcome message to get started with the Technology Readiness Tool. A recommended point person could be your school's technology or data director/coordinator. Questions about the Technology Readiness Tool may be sent to For information about the transition to computer-based testing, please refer to NYSED's computer-based testing webpage.

Disclaimer: References or links on this web site to any specific external or commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the New York State Education Department.

Last Updated: September 18, 2014