Welcome from FLACS President Francesco L. Fratto

Welcome to our website! 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. In order to maintain standards, the FLACS assessment consortium was formed. Please consider joining our organization and the consortium. Click on the menu link above to learn more!



All about FLACS and our Exams

FLACS is excited to support school districts throughout New York State with our 2017 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 area located in the bottom right hand side of this page.

 

 


2016-2017 Calendar of Events

September Annual FLACS Conference: CANCELLED
Our September 2016 Annual FLACS Conference, The World Language Toolkit: The Nuts & Bolts of Teaching & Learning, has been cancelled.

Hofstra University has informed FLACS that it has been selected to host a Presidential Debate on September 26, 2016. It is an honor to be selected to host such a prestigious event and we are excited for Hofstra University. Unfortunately, due to the high level of security that these debates bring to an institution, our conference had to be cancelled in order to prepare for the national event. We are disappointed to not be able to offer you a Fall conference. Our executive board has decided to move the conference date to the Spring. We will be working on a new date and will share that information with you as soon as it's available. We hope that you will be available to present a workshop for FLACS in the spring! We thank you for your support and we look forward to bringing you a conference that will meet your professional development needs.
 
  Friday, November 4, 2016
General Membership Meeting
12:30 -3:30 PM: Location TBD

Friday, January 6, 2017
General Membership Meeting
12:30 – 3:30 PM: Location TBD

Friday, June 2, 2017
General Membership Meeting
12:30-3:30 PM: Location TBD

Monday, June 19, 2017
FLACS Exam Administration Date
AM administration for FLACS-A
PM administration for FLACS-B
         

Membership Information


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!






An Important Message from 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.