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Study Guide

Purpose of This Preparation Guide

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This preparation guide is designed to provide information about the content and format of a test for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations  trademark  (  N Y S T C E   registered trademark ) program. Education faculty and administrators at teacher preparation institutions may also find the information in this guide useful as they discuss the test with candidates. This preparation guide illustrates some of the potential types of questions that appear on a test; however, the set of sample questions provided in this preparation guide does not necessarily define the content or difficulty of the actual test. All test components (including, but not limited to, directions, question content and formats) may differ from those presented here. Furthermore, review of this preparation guide, in whole or in part, does not guarantee an increased likelihood of success on any of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. The  N Y S T C E  program is subject to change at the sole discretion of the New York State Education Department, and any changes will fully supersede the information presented in this document. As a reminder, candidates are responsible for contacting their certification officer(s) regarding any changes to the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Test Design and Framework

For a complete overview of the assessment design and framework, review the Blind and Visually Impaired Test Design and 
Framework PDF

 start bold NOTE TO EXAMINEES: end bold  The Blind and Visually Impaired certification examination includes transcription exercises.  start bold The examinee is required to bring a Classic Perkins Brailler® to the testing center to complete these tasks.  end bold  It is important to practice with the brailler and ensure that the device is in good working order for this test.  11 inches by 11.5 inches  braille paper will be provided.