OSA

Office of State Assessment

Educator Involvement Opportunities for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

Science Content Specialty Tests

NYSED seeks qualified professionals to serve as committee members for ongoing test development activities for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) in the four science certification fields – Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics. Certified educators, including those from higher education, who have extensive content expertise in the area of one or more of the four sciences are encouraged to apply to participate in the test development process. See below for a list of educator activities and for a link to the online application.

Arts Content Specialty Tests

NYSED seeks qualified professionals to serve as committee members for ongoing test development activities for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) in the four arts certification fields – Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Certified educators, including those from higher education, who have extensive content expertise in the area of one or more of the four arts are encouraged to apply to participate in the test development process. See below for a list of educator activities and for a link to the online application.



NYSED seeks qualified professionals to serve as committee members for ongoing test development activities for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). New York State-certified educators, including those from higher education, who have extensive content expertise in the area of one or more NYS Teacher Certificate categories are encouraged to apply to participate in the test development process.

Activities for which educators are needed include:

  • Bias Review: A one-day-long meeting held in the Albany area at different points throughout the year. Participants will review test materials for potential sources of bias according to established review criteria pertaining to test content, language, offense, stereotypes, fairness, and diversity.
  • Framework Review: A one-day-long meeting held in the Albany area at different points throughout the year. Participants will review frameworks used for test development to ensure appropriate content coverage.
  • Item Review: Two-day-long meetings held in the Albany area at different points throughout the year. Participants will review test items for content accuracy, adherence to development criteria, and overall quality.
  • Marker Response: A one-day-long meeting held in the Albany area at different points throughout the year. Participants will review and score field tested constructed response items to select anchor papers for scoring guides.
  • Standard setting: A one-day-long meeting held in the Albany area at different points throughout the year. Participants will recommend performance standards for each level of achievement on the test.

See http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/certexam.html external link for more information about NYS Teacher Certification Exams.

Please complete our online application at https://www.research.net/s/NYSTPRecruit external link to take part in these test development activities.


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Last Updated: June 14, 2017