NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) Practice Test

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The NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) exam ensures teacher candidates have the required level of knowledge and skills to successfully perform the responsibilities of an educator in the state of New York.

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Exam Outline

The Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) exam is split into three parts, which you can take separately or all together in one sitting. As a whole, the exam contains a combined 122 questions and has a total time limit of 5.5 hours when all parts are taken in one sitting.

Part 1: Literacy and English Language Arts (41 questions)

This part of the exam contains 40 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours. The constructed-response question is based on a given scenario and requires you to analyze the scenario and write out an extended response.

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These are the topics covered in Part 1:

  • Knowledge of Literacy and Language Arts (17 questions)
  • Instruction in Foundational Literacy Skills (17 questions)
  • Instruction in English Language Arts (6 questions)
  • Analysis, Synthesis, and Application (1 question)

Part 2: Mathematics (41 questions)

This part of the exam contains 40 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours and 15 minutes. The constructed-response question is based on a given scenario and requires you to analyze the scenario and write out an extended response.

These are the topics covered in Part 2:

  • Numbers and Operations (10 questions)
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking (15 questions
  • Measurement, Geometry, and Data (10 questions)
  • Instruction in Mathematics (5 questions)
  • Analysis, Synthesis, and Application (1 question)

Part 3: Arts and Sciences (40 questions)

This part of the exam contains 40 selected-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 1 hour.

These are the topics covered in Part 3:

  • Science and Technology (16 questions)
  • Social Studies (16 questions)
  • Fine Arts, Health and Fitness, Family and Consumer Science, and Career Development (8 questions)

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Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you will need to create an NYSTCE account online and complete the registration process there. It is recommended that you complete the registration process at least 30 days before you take the exam.

During this process, you will be asked some questions about your educational history, as well as your current education level, first language, matriculation status, and the education code for the NYC Department of Education program type you are associated with.

The examination fees are $59 for Part 1, $59 for Part 2, and $43 for Part 3. If you take all three parts at once, the examination fee is $161.

Test Day

You should arrive at the testing center 15-30 minutes earlier than the scheduled exam time on the day of the exam. After you arrive, you will be asked to provide a valid form of photo ID.

Before the exam begins, you will be asked to place all personal items (phone, books, notes, keys, food, etc.) in a locker outside the testing room, or you may be asked to leave them in your car.

Once the test begins, you will be allowed to take breaks. However, the timer will not be stopped during your break, so use your break time carefully.

How the Exam is Scored

Your total score is reported within the range of 400-600 and is based on your performance on all sections of the test. To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of 520 on each part.

You should receive your test results roughly 2-4 weeks after taking the exam. When you receive your score report, you will see your total score, your pass/fail status, and your scores for each subarea of the test.

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FAQ

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How many questions are on the NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood exam?

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There are 122 questions on the exam.

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How long is the NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood exam?

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The time limit for the exam is 5.5 hours when all subtests are taken together.

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What is the passing score for the NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood exam?

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To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 520 on each part of the exam.

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How much does the NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood exam cost?

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The examination fee is $161 for all parts taken together.


By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.

 

by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: July 12, 2024