NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments
The NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments are available during at least five testing windows annually on a first-come, first-served basis. There are separate windows for the School Building Leader assessment and for the School District Leader and School District Business Leader assessments. Each window contains multiple days for testing. Refer to the following table for information about each computer-based testing window currently open for registration.
You should try to register as early as possible to increase the likelihood that you will get a test appointment at your desired test center on a date that is convenient for you. We recommend that you register at least 30 days in advance. Because test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited, if you register within a week of a testing window, you may not be able to schedule an appointment within that testing window.
Candidates taking the School Building Leader (SBL) assessment. If you are applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014, or you applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014, but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014, you are required to take the revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader assessment. You cannot combine results from the original (2008) School Building Leader assessment and the revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader assessment, but must instead complete both parts of the revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader assessment.
2013–2014 Test Schedule
|Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Administrations||School District Leader/School District Business Leader Administrations||Score Report Date*|
|Aug. 20–Aug. 31, 2013||Sept. 18, 2013|
|Sept. 28–Oct. 14, 2013||Score reports will be released in January 2014 due to activities involved in setting the passing standards for this test.|
|Jan. 4–Jan. 18, 2014||Jan. 15–Jan. 25, 2014||Feb. 12, 2014|
|Feb. 15–March 3, 2014||Feb. 26–March 8, 2014||March 26, 2014|
|April 26–May 12, 2014||May 7–17, 2014||June 4, 2014|
|June 28–July 14, 2014||July 9–19, 2014||August 7, 2014|
*The score report date for the last administration of the original (2008) School Building Leader assessment during the
March 15–29, 2014, testing window is April 16, 2014.
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