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The FLACS board has decided to take the organization to the next level. We worked with, and sought the advice and support of, past-presidents, former board members, colleagues, attorneys, accountants, and members of other professional organizations, to ensure that we heard from as many stakeholders as possible. We are excited to announce that FLACS is being phased out and replaced with…

The New York State Association of World Language Administrators, Inc. 


Please click on the link below for a message from the President, Francesco Fratto.

NYSAWLA Announcement


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


We are now accepting new members and membership renewals for the 2019-20 school year! Please click on our membership page to view our pricing structure. Membership INCLUDES the Exam Consortium!

NYSAWLA And Our Exams

NYSAWLA is excited to support school districts throughout New York State with our 2020 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.


Preparations are already being made for our 2020 conference and will be posted as soon as possible.

To learn about other upcoming meetings and workshops, click here.

Important Dates

June 22, 2020  — Checkpoint A & B Administration Date

Please click here for events.

NYSAWLA President
Francesco L. Fratto

On behalf of the NYSAWLA 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 exam 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.

  • Who is NYSAWLA?

    NYSAWLA is a professional organization that supports World Language leaders with professional development, advocacy efforts, access to resources and the development and administration of Regional Checkpoint A and B Language Exams. Our members traditionally have been World Language Supervisors, Chairpersons or other school administrators. We require only one member representative per district.

  • What is the Exam Consortium?

    Checkpoint A and B exams in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Chinese are created by members of the NYSAWLA organization exam committee in order to provide districts with access to uniform, standards-based exams. These exams meet the NYS LOTE requirement for an Advanced Regents Diploma. Active NYSAWLA members who indicate that they would like to use our exams will have access to exams in June.



Please submit your exam data as soon as possible so that we can provide you with a detailed analysis of test results.



As we strive to improve communication and collaboration, we are introducing a NYSAWLA Padlet! Please click on the link to join us in collegial conversations.



NYSAWLA 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.


2018 Exam Data is Ready!

Please visit our Exam Consortium page where you can find a data analysis of this past year’s exam. Click here! 

NYSAWLA FAQ Answers Most Pressing Questions

NYSAWLA 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>>