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Current forms, regulations, test dates, and test frameworks are available at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/ and http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ . Information is also available through the Career Services Office in Blake A.
NY State Testing Certification Exams Information
Candidates who have completed all requirements (including graduation December 2013) for initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 and who apply for certification on or before April 30, 2014
Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS–W)
If you fall into this category you should be taking tests now. You must complete program requirements for SUNY Geneseo by December 2013 and take and pass all certification exams before April 30, 2014.
Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014
The edTPA will be completed during student teaching.
Educating All Students Test (EAS) should be completed after all education coursework has been completed. It can be taken before or during student teaching. You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.
Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) Elementary Education students should wait until after block IV to take this test. Adolescence students should wait until after block III to take this test. This test can be taken before or during student teaching. You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.
Content Specialty Test (CST) should be taken after the “content” has been completed. For adolescence candidates that would be when the major coursework is complete. Elementary education candidates should take the multi-subjects test after the general education coursework and related requirements have been completed. The students with disabilities content test OR the early childhood content test should be taken after block V. The CST can be taken before, during or after student teaching. You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.
Because things are continually changing with this new exam format, we strongly suggest you check in with the NYSTCE website http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_annProgramUpdate.asp regularly and not solely rely on our information on this page.
Per the website: We anticipate that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take certain new exams
At the February 2012 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved a change to the implementation schedule for the new testing requirements for the initial certification of teachers and school building leaders. Read the policy memo here. The following non-regulatory guidance is based on the Board’s direction and is subject to change when regulations are adopted later this year.
Assessment of Teaching Skills – Written (ATS-W)
Teacher Performance Assessment (Portfolio)
Educating All Students Test
Liberal Arts And Science Test (LAST)
Academic Literacy Skills Test
Content Specialty Tests (CST)
Revised Content Specialty Tests
School Building Leader
School Building Leader Exam (Written)
School Building Leader Exam (Including Performance Assessment)
Educating All Students Test
Anticipated requirements for qualified candidates who apply for a certificate on or before April 30, 2014 and qualified candidates who apply via the Individual Evaluation pathway prior to September 1, 2013
Anticipated requirements for candidates graduating or applying for a certificate on or after May 1, 2014
When will the new exams be available?
The Teacher Performance Assessment will be available in Fall 2012. The Academic Literacy Skills Test, Educating All Students test, and SBL exam will be available in Fall 2013. The Department plans to publish a timetable in spring 2012 at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/ giving the date when each new CST will be available.
What is going to be covered on the new exams?
To enable program administrators and faculty to adjust their curricula and prepare their candidates to pass the new exams, the Department will post test frameworks that outline in detail the material that each test will cover, as well as the performance standards for each test. During the spring 2012 semester, we plan to post preliminary frameworks and scoring rubrics for the Teacher Performance Assessment, the Academic Literacy Skills test, the Educating All Students test, and the new School Building Leader exam at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/. The framework for each new CST will be published well before the first administration date.
Additional information regarding the new exams and other Department initiatives in educator preparation and certification can be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/resources.html
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department will periodically publish answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.
Early Childhood and Childhood: Multi-Subject
Childhood with Special Education: Multi-Subject and Students with Disabilities
Adolescence: English Language Arts
|Test Date||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|February 16, 2013||January 11, 2013||January 25, 2013|
|April 20, 2013||March 15, 2013||March 29, 2013|
|June 8, 2013||May 3, 2013||May 17, 2013|
|July 20, 2013||June 14, 2013||June 28, 2013|