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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
Computer-Based Field Test

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are seeking candidates who are currently or recently enrolled in approved education preparation programs to participate in a field test of selected-response (multiple-choice) and constructed-response (essay) items that may appear on future NYSTCE test forms. Field test participants will receive compensation upon verification of participation.

Current field test opportunities include the following NYSTCE exams:

Exam Availability
NYSTCE Mathematics 10/21/13 – 12/11/13
NYSTCE Health Education 10/21/13 – 12/11/13
NYSTCE Physical Education 10/21/13 – 12/11/13
NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - 12) 10/21/13 – 12/11/13
NYSTCE English Language Arts 12/11/13 – 1/10/14
NYSTCE Literacy 12/11/13 – 1/10/14
NYSTCE Library Media Specialist 12/11/13 – 1/10/14
NYSTCE Multi-Subject (Birth - Grade 2) 12/11/13 – 1/10/14
NYSTCE Multi-Subject (Grade 1 - Grade 6) 12/11/13 – 1/10/14
NYSTCE Multi-Subject (Grade 5 - Grade 9) 12/11/13 – 1/10/14

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to selected-response and constructed-response test items that may appear on future versions of NYSTCE exams.  Participants who register for and complete a field test can choose to receive a $50 voucher to be used for registration fees to a future NYSTCE testing event OR one $100 electronic coupon code for Penguin Books. The Penguin Books electronic coupon code may be used to purchase books, audio books, and other gifts at www.penguin.com.  All Penguin Books electronic coupon codes will be sent by email, are valid for one shopping session, and expire 60 days from the date of issue.

Please Note: Incentives will be distributed 4-6 weeks after the close of the field test window (December 11, 2013 or January 10, 2014, depending upon the field test taken).

Test Information

Field test session lengths range from 120–180 minutes and vary by test field.  Eligible candidates may take two (2) field test forms for each field in which they are planning to seek certification.  Additional registrations can only be scheduled after each field test session is completed (consecutive field test appointments are not available).

Field test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants.

For additional information about participating in this field test, please call 413-256-2882.

Scheduling Information

You may schedule appointments to take field test forms starting October 15, 2013, for the fields available on October 21st and December 4, 2013 for the fields available December 11th.

After you schedule a field test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

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If you are unable to keep a field test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2013-12-04