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Important Announcement About Paper-Based Testing for Some NYSTCE Tests

Posted by Diana.Nygard on Friday June 28, 2013

Important Announcement About Paper-Based Testing for Some NYSTCE Tests

 

Posted June 26th on the NYSTCE website:

"Effective September 1, 2013, the following NYSTCE tests will be offered only on computer at Pearson computer-based testing centers. They will no longer be offered at paper-based administrations. The last paper-based administration for these tests will be July 20, 2013. See "Test Dates" for information about registration deadlines. To find a Pearson computer-based testing center near you, go to www.pearsonvue.com/es/locate .

  • English Language Arts CST
  • Multi-Subject CST
  • Social Studies CST
  • Students with Disabilities CST"

 

Keep in mind that the computer-based testing is more convenient but also more expensive (Details: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY17_testfees.asp).  The other CST exams not listed above will remain paper-based for now (Math, ESOL, and Music).

 

2013–2014 Test Dates

Posted June 26th on the NYSTCE website:

"NYSTCE Computer-Based Testing: Offered Year-Round

NYSTCE computer-based testing is available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays), on a first-come, first-served basis. Computer-based testing is available at over 225 test centers nationwide. Refer to "Test Selection for Computer-Based Testing" for a list of tests offered on computer.

NYSTCE Paper-Based Testing

Test Date

Regular Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline*
(additional fee applies)

Emergency Registration Period*
(additional fee applies)

Score Report Date

Oct. 19, 2013

Sept. 13, 2013

Sept. 27, 2013

Sept. 27–Oct. 11, 2013

Oct. 2–11, 2013

Nov. 18, 2013

Feb. 8, 2014

Jan. 3, 2014

Jan. 17, 2014

Jan. 17–31, 2014

Jan. 22–31, 2014

March 10, 2014

April 26, 2014

March 21, 2014

April 4, 2014

April 4–18, 2014

April 9–18, 2014

May 27, 2014

July 19, 2014

June 13, 2014

June 27, 2014

June 27–July 11, 2014

July 2–11, 2014"

August 18, 2014

 

2013-2014 test registration has not opened yet.  Pay attention to the fact that the only paper-based test administration in the Fall requires registration by September 13th.  

  • Spring 2014 student teachers with only paper-based test options for the CST (ESOL, Math, Music) must register for that administration by then, since it is the only remaining chance to pass for admission to student teaching!  Those with computer-based CST options must register by September as well so passing test scores are received in a timely fashion.
  • Fall 2013 student teachers graduating in May 2014 and all Spring 2014 students teachers must be prepared to register by that date for both the new Academic Literacy Skills Test and Educating All Students Tests for admission to student teaching (and for certification!).  There may or may not be a computer-based option for either test--that level of registration information has not yet been released on the new tests.  The new edTPA based in student teaching is estimated to be $300, so please plan for that too.
  • Sophomores must be prepared to register by that day for the new Academic Literacy Skills Test for admission to the School of Education to be on track for timely registration for junior-level classes.  There may or may not be a computer-based option--that level of registration information has not yet been released on the new tests.
  • Juniors must be prepared to register by that day for the new Academic Literacy Skills Test for admission to student teaching; then, be prepared to register for the Educating All Students test by January 3rd.  There may or may not be a computer-based option for either test--that level of registration information has not yet been released on the new tests.

Academic Literacy Skills Test: Sample Test Questions

A passing score on the ALST will be required for admission to the School of Education and registration for any 300- or 400-level Education classes.  The on-campus LAST (old requirement) will not be offered after Fall classes start.  

 

DRAFT Test design and framework: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PDFs/NY202_OBJ_DRAFT.pdf

Sample test questions for the new exam: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/studyguide/NY_SG_SRI_202.htm

 

Educating All Students Test

A passing score on the EAS will be required for admission to student teaching.  Classes about diversity, exceptional children, and English language learners (EDU 445 and EDU 353) should be taken prior to this exam, if possible.

 

DRAFT Test design and framework: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PDFs/NY201_OBJ_DRAFT.pdf 

 

Content Specialty Tests

A passing score on the program's related CST(s) will be required for admission to student teaching.

 

DRAFT Test design and frameworks for individual CSTs are available at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_annProgramUpdate.asp#SampleQ

 

 

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