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NYSED – Seeking Educators to Participate in Test Development Activities

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking educators to participate in test development activities for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) in  Early Childhood Education (birth to grade 2 – Math and ELA), Literacy (grades K-12), English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12), Physical Education (grades K-12) and English Language Arts (grades 5-12). These certification exams have already been revised. The activity this fall is to validate items for an item bank expansions based on the current frameworks.


NYSED is looking for New York State educators who hold permanent or professional certification in New York State and are practicing teachers in these areas, supervising programs in these areas, or New York State educator preparation faculty who are preparing teachers to practice in the field.


Qualified educators with expertise in the teaching or supervising these programs, including those with experience with ELL and SWD populations, as well as educator preparation faculty who are preparing these teachers, are encouraged to apply.

The NYSED invites all educator and educator stake holders to nominate highly qualified educators at http://research.net/s/NYSTPNominate or provide me with a list of nominees, subject area, and contact information.  If you use the nomination portal, please add the certification area in the additional comment section. Please be sure your nominations are received by July 31, 2019. Please ask all nominees to complete our online application located at https://www.research.net/s/NYSTPRecruit. These activities are tentatively scheduled for the week of December 9, 2019.


All NYSTCE exams are developed in accordance with national industry and professional standards for educational testing. If you have any questions or concerns about the NYSTCE committee work or the development process, please feel free to contact Anne Hartjen (anne.hartjen@nysed.gov) or Emily Bryans (emily.bryans@nysed.gov).

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