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NYSTCE Testing Program Update

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the New York State Board of Regents have announced the development of new tests required for teacher and School Building Leader certification in New York. The new tests include a portfolio-based Teacher Performance Assessment, an Educating All Students Test, an Academic Literacy Skills Test, revised Content Specialty Tests, and a revised School Building Leader Assessment.





New Tests Under Development

Candidate Current Exams New Exams
Teacher Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS - W) edTPA
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
Content Specialty Tests (CST) Revised Content Specialty Tests (CST)
School Building Leader School Building Leader Assessment (SBL) Revised School Building Leader Assessment (SBL)
Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Which Tests WIll Candidates Be Required to Take?

This non-regulatory guidance is based on the Board of Regents' direction and is subject to change when regulations are adopted.
Anticipated testing requirements for qualified candidates depend on certification type and date of application, as follows:

Candidate Applying for certification and will have completed all requirements on or before 4/30/2014 Applying for certification on or after 5/1/2014
Initial Teaching Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS - W)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
Content Specialty Test (CST)
edTPA
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
Content Specialty Test (CST)
Initial School Building Leader Current School Building Leader Assessment (SBL) Revised School Building Leader Assessment (SBL)
Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Questions? If after reading this guidance you have any questions about the new certification tests, please submit them to edcertpolicy@mail.nysed.gov. Policy questions submitted to this mailbox will be reviewed and answered in future guidance.

Further information about NYSTCE testing, can be found at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/index.asp

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