NYSTCE English Language Arts Practice Test

The New York State Board of Education is responsible for making sure that public school students in New York get a quality education. They created the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) to demonstrate that teachers have subject mastery in the area of their teaching in order to be qualified to teach students in New York.


The exams are administered by the Educational Testing Service at official testing centers. Prospective teachers will need to register for the test and schedule a testing date. The NYSTCE series of exams include a wide range of subject areas. They also offer tests for school principals, superintendents, counselors, and reading specialists.

Mometrix created the NYSTCE English Language Arts Subject Study Guide which is designed to be used as a study aid along with your college books and other study aids. The study guide can be used in conjunction with the NYSTCE English Language Arts Subject Practice Test so that you feel confident and prepared to take your test.

The NYSTCE English Language Arts Exam allows you 3 hours and 15 minutes to take your exam using a computer-based format. Pace yourself so that you will have enough time to answer all the questions. If you spend about 60 minutes on the selected-response questions and the remaining time on the constructed-response question, you should have enough time to complete your test.

About 13% of the test covers Reading Literature and another 13% of the test covers Reading Informational Text. The remaining topics each cover about 9% of your test. Those topics include Writing Arguments, Writing Informative and Explanatory Texts, Writing Narratives, Researching to Build and Present Knowledge, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

The final question will be a constructed-response question on Pedagogical Content Knowledge and will account for 20% of your score. A total score of 520 or over will certify you to teach English Language Arts in New York. Read each question carefully and eliminate the answers you know are incorrect before making your final selection.

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