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Office of State Assessment

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

The Office of State Assessment is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Standard Setting Committees for Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) in American Sign Language, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Latin, LOTE, and Social Studies.



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: Two-day-long meetings 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: Two-day-long meetings 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: Two-day-long meetings 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: September 28, 2016