Test Dates

Review the following test dates for NYSTCE computer-based testing. (See "Test Selection" to find out if your test is offered on computer.

CBT Test and Score Report Dates

Most NYSTCE computer-based tests

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

Testing dates for the Agriculture, Blind and Visually Impaired, Dance, and Family and Consumer Sciences CSTs as well as the SLAs are listed below.

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
September 21 to October 17, 2015 November 4, 2015
January 11 to February 6, 2016 February 24, 2016
April 4 to April 30, 2016 May 18, 2016
June 27 to July 23, 2016 August 10, 2016

*The Blind and Visually Impaired CST has been redeveloped. Scores for the first testing window will be available December 16, 2015.

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 8–Aug 24, 2015
not including Sundays
Aug 19–Aug 29, 2015
not including Sundays
Sept 16, 2015
Nov 19–Dec 4, 2015
not including Sundays and
Nov 26–Nov 27
Nov 30–Dec 10, 2015
not including Sundays
Dec 30, 2015
Feb 13–Feb 29, 2016
not including Sundays
Feb 23–March 4, 2016
not including Sundays
March 23, 2016
April 23–May 9, 2016
not including Sundays
May 4–May 14, 2016
not including Sundays
June 1, 2016
June 25–July 13, 2016
not including Sundays and July 4
July 6–July 16, 2016
not including Sundays
Aug 3, 2016
Aug 6–Aug 22, 2016
not including Sundays
Aug 17–Aug 27, 2016
not including Sundays
Sept 14, 2016
NEW: American Sign Language, Latin, Foreign Language CSTs, and Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)

American Sign Language, Latin, foreign language CSTs, and Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs) are offered during the testing window listed below. The last paper-based test date for these tests was 4/23/2016. These tests will be available on computer only starting 7/25/2016.

Test Testing Window Scheduling Deadline* Score Report Date
Latin, Foreign Language CSTs, and BEAs July 25 to August 13, 2016 July 23, 2016 September 7, 2016
ASL July 25 to August 13, 2016 July 1, 2016 September 7, 2016

* 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 testing window.

The scheduling deadlines apply to ASL, Latin, and all the foreign language CSTs and BEAs EXCEPT:

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

These tests do not have a scheduling deadline.

Registration

Registration for computer-based testing 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. Before registering, you may check real-time seat availability and review test center locations.

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 Computer-Based 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.

Other NYSTCE Tests

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