We believe that a rigorous academic program combined with a supportive social-emotional curriculum leads to scholar success. BCSC's academic program reflects the practices that are associated with high-performing urban schools: more time on task; Common Core standards-based instruction that is monitored through consistent formative assessments; nightly homework; and horizon-broadening enrichment opportunities.
TBCSC believes that the only way a school's curriculum can be truly guaranteed is when teachers work collaboratively to do the following:
A Director of Assessments and Data leads assessment implementation and data analysis. The following table highlights the assessments that are implemented at BCSC.
If a scholar enters BCSC after the school year's start date, the Director of Assessments and Data coordinates the facilitation of diagnostic assessments within the first three days of the scholar's arrival.
|Mock State Exam/Summative||3rd - 5th||ELA and Mathematics|
|Comprehensive Benchmark/Summative||K-2nd||ELA and Mathematics|
|Bi-Weeklies/Formative||K-5th||ELA and Mathematics|
|NYSESLAT - determines ELL Level||K-5th||English Proficiency: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking|
|NYS ELA Exam/Summative; Criterion Referenced||3rd - 5th||ELA|
|NYS Mathematics Exam/Summative; Criterion Referenced||3rd -5th||Mathematics|
|NYS Science Exam||4th||Science|
The BCSC is working harder than ever to ensure that our scholars receive intensive academic interventions and extended learning opportunities.