Test Dates

Review the following test dates for NYSTCE tests.

Test and Score Report Dates

Most NYSTCE tests

Most NYSTCE tests are available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays). Scores are reported throughout the program year; see Score Reporting for score report dates.

Agriculture, Blind and Visually Impaired, Dance, and Family and Consumer Sciences CSTs

Agriculture, Blind and Visually Impaired, Dance, and Family and Consumer Sciences CSTs are offered during the following testing windows:

Testing Window Score Report Date
Sep 19–Oct 16, 2016 Nov 2, 2016
Jan 9–Feb 5, 2017 Feb 22, 2017
Apr 3–Apr 30, 2017 May 17, 2017
Jun 26–Jul 23, 2017 Aug 9, 2017
School Leadership Assessments

The SLAs are offered during the following testing windows:

School Building Leader Administrations School District Leader/School District Business Leader Administrations Score Report Date
Aug 6–Aug 22, 2016
not including Sundays
Aug 17–Aug 27, 2016
not including Sundays
Sep 14, 2016
Nov 17–Dec 3, 2016
not including Sundays and
Nov 24–Nov 25
Nov 28–Dec 8, 2016
not including Sundays
Dec 28, 2016
Feb 11–Feb 27, 2017
not including Sundays
Feb 22–Mar 4, 2017
not including Sundays
Mar 22, 2017
Apr 22–May 8, 2017
not including Sundays
May 3–May 13, 2017
not including Sundays
May 31, 2017
Jun 17–Jul 3, 2017
not including Sundays
Jun 28–Jul 8, 2017
not including Sundays and July 4
Jul 26, 2017
Aug 5–Aug 21, 2017
not including Sundays
Aug 16–Aug 26, 2017
not including Sundays
Sep 13, 2017
Latin CST, Foreign Language CSTs, and Bilingual Education Assessments

The Latin CST, foreign language CSTs, and Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs) are offered during the following testing windows:

Testing Window Scheduling Deadline* Score Report Date
Sep 19–Oct 8, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 Nov 2, 2016
Nov 14–Dec 3, 2016 Nov 12, 2016 Dec 28, 2016
Feb 6–Feb 25, 2017 Feb 4, 2017 Mar 22, 2017
Apr 3–Apr 22, 2017** Apr 1, 2017 May 17, 2017
Jun 26–Jul 15, 2017** Jun 24, 2017 Aug 9, 2017

* Test appointments may be scheduled on specific dates during the testing window. Please note that there is a scheduling deadline for certain tests. The scheduling deadline is the last date by which you can log in to your account to schedule a test appointment for the testing window listed. If you cancel or wish to change the test date, test center, or test time of your test appointment after the scheduling deadline, you will not be able to reschedule within the same testing window.

The scheduling deadline applies to the Latin CST and all the foreign language CSTs and BEAs EXCEPT:

  • French CST
  • Italian CST
  • Spanish CST
  • BEA—Spanish

**Test appointments not yet available for foreign language CSTs and BEAs

† The Latin CST and foreign language CSTs have been redeveloped; therefore scores will be delayed while a passing standard is established.

American Sign Language CST

American Sign Language (ASL) is offered during the following testing windows:

Testing Window Scheduling Deadline* Score Report Date
Nov 14–Dec 10, 2016 Nov 7, 2016 Score Delay**
Feb 6–Mar 4, 2017 Jan 13, 2017 Mar 22, 2017
Jun 26–Jul 22, 2017 Jun 2, 2017 Aug 9, 2017

* Test appointments may be scheduled on specific dates during the testing window. Please note that there is a scheduling deadline for ASL. The scheduling deadline is the last date by which you can log in to your account to schedule a test appointment for the testing window listed. If you cancel or wish to change the test date, test center, or test time of your test appointment after the scheduling deadline, you will not be able to reschedule within the same testing window.

**The ASL CST has been redeveloped; therefore scores will be delayed while a passing standard is established.

Registration

Registration is available only on the Internet by selecting "Register Now." You should try to register as early as possible before your desired test date, as seating is limited. Please refer to "Test Sites" to check real-time seat availability and review test center locations (for most tests).

Please note seat availability information is subject to change. Due to the amount of time required to process a registration, you may not be able to schedule an appointment to test if you register within three calendar days of the day on which you plan to test.

Retaking a Test

Please note the following retake guidelines:

Multi-Subject

There are four Multi-Subject tests available for four different grade levels. Each Multi-Subject test has three parts. Part Three is shared by all four Multi-Subject tests; therefore, if you are seeking more than one Multi-Subject certificate, you need to pass Part Three only once. The retake policy for the Multi-Subject parts is indicated below.

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