General Information about Computer Based Tests (CBT)

"This module gave me all the information I needed to know about the new computer based testing format. Becoming familiar with the set up of the exam before taking it eased so much of my test anxiety!"

- Lehman English Education Graduate Student

This module is applicable to all CBTs taken at a Testing Center.

Computer-Based examinations ask you to complete all features of the test, (multiple choice and essay responses) on a computer within a test center. The New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) uses Pearson VUE to administer and manage exams needed for certification.

Exams required for certification such as, the ALST, EAS and all subject CST's are now solely being offered as computer-based tests.

Registration for computer-based exams can be made exclusively online through the NYSTCE website.