OSA

Office of State Assessment

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

Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-Grade12) Mathematics Content Specialty Tests

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking educators to participate in Item Review for the redeveloped New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) in Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-Grade 12) Mathematics Content Specialty Test (CST). The test framework was redeveloped last year, in response to feedback from the field. A committee of P-12 educators, higher education faculty, and other New York State stakeholders made changes to more closely align the test framework with the role of the special educator in the grade 7-12 classroom and with the level of mathematics that is required to be an effective special educator at this grade level. The approved framework is available at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/content/docs/NY_fld241_244_245_objs.pdf pdf file external link.

At this time, the NYSED is looking for New York State educators who hold permanent or professional certification in New York State, particularly those who hold a Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certificate, educators with expertise in the teaching of mathematics to students with disabilities, school building or school district leaders who oversee programs for students with disabilities, or New York State educator preparation faculty who are preparing teachers to practice in this field. The Item Review Conference is scheduled for March 6-7, 2018.

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: February 5, 2018