Computer-Based Field Tests

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson are seeking candidates who are currently enrolled in approved education preparation programs and/or examinees that have registered for or taken the current NYSTCE Technology Education CST 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:

  • NYSTCE 118 Technology Education (select PTNY118 when scheduling)


You will have the opportunity to view and respond to 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 $100 voucher to be used for registration fees to a future NYSTCE testing event OR one $50 Barnes and Noble e-Gift Card.


Each NYSTCE Field Test form consists of selected-response (multiple-choice) items and one constructed-response (essay) item and is administered during a 135-minute test session of which approximately 115 minutes are provided to respond to the items. Eligible participants can register for up to two (2) field test sessions. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first 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.


NYSTCE field testing begins May 26, 2015. You may schedule appointments to take field test forms starting May 12, 2015.

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 2015-08-10