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 Nov 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 will be delayed while passing standards are being established for the test.

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

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