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Background Questions

When you register for the NYSTCE, you will be asked to answer the following background questions. Providing accurate and complete background information about yourself is important. The information that you provide will be kept confidential.

Current Educational Status

Select the option that best describes your educational status today.

  1. Some high school
  2. Received high school diploma or equivalent
  3. Received associate degree
  4. College freshman
  5. College sophomore
  6. College junior
  7. College senior
  8. Received bachelor's degree
  9. Received master's degree
  10. Received doctorate

Note: Only the last three options are available for SLA candidates.

NYCDOE Program (not applicable to ATAS or SLA)

If you are associated with a New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) program and have been directed by the NYCDOE to report your test scores to them, indicate the NYCDOE program from the list below that applies to you. Select only one program.

If you select an NYCDOE program, your test scores will be released to the NYCDOE as well as the NYSED and the institution(s) you indicate in the "Matriculation Status" section below, if applicable.

Program (program code)
Conditional Initial Certification (09)
Conversion/Supplemental Certificate Program (08)
NYC Teaching Fellows (01)
Other Transitional B Certificate Program (05)
Paraprofessional-to-Teacher Program (06)
Peace Corps Fellows (03)
Teach for America (02)
Teaching Opportunity Program (TOP) (04)

Matriculation Status (not applicable to ATAS or SLA)

Complete as appropriate. See "Institutions" for a list of institutions.

If you have not been matriculated at a New York State institution in the last ten years, leave this section blank.

Please choose your response based on the options below:

  1. If you are currently matriculated in a New York State Teacher Education program please select the institution from the list.
  2. If you completed a New York State Teacher Education program for the certificate which you are required to take this exam, please select the institution that you completed the New York State Teacher Education program at.
  3. If you are currently matriculated in a New York State community college, in an educator preparation program operated jointly with a four-year college, indicate that community college.
  4. If you have completed such a program and are not matriculated in a New York State Teacher Education program at a four year institution, indicate that community college.

Your test scores will be released to the four-year college or university and/or community college that you indicate during registration unless you provide written notification to Evaluation Systems that you do not wish your scores to be released to that institution. Your written notification must be received by Evaluation Systems by one week after the test date.

Matriculation Status (applicable only to SLA)

If you are currently matriculated (enrolled in a degree program) or have been matriculated in a school leadership preparation program at any time since September 2, 2004, at a New York State college or university, indicate that college or university. If you attended more than one institution on the list, please select the institution that granted or will grant the most advanced school leadership degree. See "Institutions" for a list of institutions.

Your test scores will be released to the New York State institution that you indicate during registration unless you provide written notification to Evaluation Systems that you do not wish your scores to be released to that institution. Your written notification must be received by Evaluation Systems by one week after the last day of the testing window in which you test.

First Language (applicable only to SLA)

Is English your first language?

  1. Yes
  2. No