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NYSTCE School Building Leader Assessment
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 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:

Field Form Information Registration Code Testing Window
NYSTCE School Building Leader (SBL) Constructed-Response (essay) items with video stimuli Select PTNL108 6/3/13 – 6/20/13
NYSTCE School Building Leader (SBL) Constructed-Response (essay) items (no video) Select PTNL107 6/21/13 – 7/5/13

Advantages of Participating

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 $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.  *Participants may also earn one entry into a drawing to receive an Apple iPad mobile digital device, and a drawing to receive a $100.00 VISA® or MasterCard gift card for each test form completed.

Test Information

Each NYSTCE Field Test is approximately 3 hours in length and contains constructed-response items.  Eligible candidates can register for up to two (2) field test sessions per field (two registrations for PTNL108 and/or two registrations for PTNL107).  The second registration for each field 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.

Scheduling Information

NYSTCE field testing begins June 3, 2013.  You may schedule appointments to take field test forms starting May 28, 2013.

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.

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. Drawing is open to eligible participants, 18 years and older, whose score on the field test items places them in the top 10 percentile of all candidates participating in the field test. Promotion ends at the close of field testing. Drawing will be held no later than August 30, 2013. Drawing is subject to complete Official Rules available at www.nystce.nesinc.com/rulesNYSTCE.asp. Void outside of the U.S. and where prohibited.

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Last updated 2013-05-23