Welcome!

We serve our members through professional development workshops with a goal of helping educators develop 21st skills in our world language programs. We provide networking opportunities that help navigate the myriad of regulations and challenges we all face.

Membership

We are currently accepting new members and membership renewals! FLACS membership must be renewed annually and completed PRIOR to joining our exam Consortium. Please click on the “Become a Member Today” link, to the left, to begin the membership process!

FLACS And Our Exams

FLACS is excited to support school districts throughout New York State with our 2018 FLACS exam. Complete details about the exam and how to participate can be found on this website in the fall. If you have any questions, please use the Contact us.

Important Dates


June 18, 2018  — Checkpoint A & B Administration Date

Please click here for events.

FLACS President
Francesco L. Fratto

On behalf of the FLACS executive board, I welcome you to our website. We were established to serve the needs of our members across New York State through professional development workshops; our goal is to help administrators and teachers develop the 21st skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity of our learners in our world language programs. We also provide networking opportunities to support one another as we navigate through the myriad of regulations and day to day challenges that we all face within our schools and programs. In order to maintain standards when the NYSED eliminated our Checkpoint assessments, the FLACS assessment consortium was formed and has become the largest in NYS due to the professionalism and dedication of our members. Please consider joining our organization and the consortium.*

*Please note: Joining the FLACS Exam Consortium to receive the Checkpoint exams is a two-step process: first, one joins FLACS, secondly, the school superintendent signs on to join the Exam Consortium.

  • What is FLACS?

    FLACS is a professional organization that supports World Language leaders with professional development, advocacy efforts, access to resources and the development and administration of FLACS Regional Language Exams. Our members traditionally have been World Language Supervisors, Chairpersons or other school administrators. However, because some school districts do not have a supervisor of world languages, we have created other options for membership. We require only one member representative per district.

  • What is the FLACS exam consortium?

    Checkpoint A and B exams in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese are created by members the FLACS organization exam committee in order to provide districts with access to uniform, standards-based exams which meet the NYS LOTE requirement for an Advanced Regents Diploma. FLACS members who would like to participate in our exam consortium must enroll separately from their membership in the organization in order to have access to exams in June.

FLACS E-News

BREAKING NEWS!

Please visit often for important updates.


FLACS is an Approved Provider of Professional Development!

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has received your application to be an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. As a result of the review of the submitted information, your application has been approved. The term of approval is five years, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021.

FLACS FAQ Answers Most Pressing Questions

FLACS has put together an FAQ to provide answers to those questions which are most important. Please note it remains a work in progress and updates will be made to it as new questions arise. Learn more>>