What's New in 2013–2014?

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 (edTPA), an Educating All Students Test, an Academic Literacy Skills Test, revised Content Specialty Tests, and a revised School Building Leader Assessment.

The table below identifies the current exams and corresponding new exams 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)

Candidates will take the new and revised tests as they are phased in. Refer to "Who Is Required to Take the Tests?" for more information.

Additional NYSTCE Tests Available on April 2014 Test Date

Tests Newly Available on April 26, 2014Registration
Agriculture (068)Opens March 13, 2014
American Sign Language (061)Opens March 13, 2014
Biology (006)Now open
Blind and Visually Impaired (062)Opens March 13, 2014
Cantonese (011)Opens March 13, 2014
Chemistry (007)Now open
Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (CQST) (080)Now open
Dance (070)Opens March 13, 2014
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (063)Opens March 13, 2014
Earth Science (008)Now open
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (022)Now open
Family and Consumer Sciences (072)Opens March 13, 2014
French (012)Opens March 13, 2014
German (013)Opens March 13, 2014
Greek (014)Opens March 13, 2014
Health Education (073)Now open
Hebrew (015)Opens March 13, 2014
Italian (016)Opens March 13, 2014
Japanese (017)Opens March 13, 2014
Latin (010)Opens March 13, 2014
Library Media Specialist (074)Now open
Literacy (065)Now open
Mandarin (018)Opens March 13, 2014
Mathematics (004)Now open
Physical Education (076)Now open
Physics (009)Now open
Russian (019)Opens March 13, 2014
Spanish (020)Opens March 13, 2014
Theatre (078)Opens March 13, 2014

See "Test Selection" for more information.