OSA

Office of State Assessment

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

Educating All Students – II Test

At the direction of the Board of Regents, the Educating All Students (EAS) test is being redeveloped. Work on adopting a new Framework and approving Constructive Response Items has already been completed. A Selected Response Item Review Committee is scheduled for Fall 2018. At this time, 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) Educating All Students – II (EAS – II) Test. This certification exam is required for all teacher and school building leader candidates seeking certification. NYSED is looking for New York State educators who hold permanent or professional certification in New York State and New York State educator preparation faculty who are preparing teachers and school building leaders.

Qualified educators as well as educator preparation faculty who are preparing these teachers and school building leaders, are encouraged to apply.

See below for a description of educator activities and a link to the online application.



Ongoing Test Development Activities

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.nystce.nesinc.com/ 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: May 3, 2018