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NY State Certification Exam Safety Nets

Teacher Certification

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has created safety nets for certain certification exams. Please see NYSED safety net page for more information.

NYSED Safety Net Summary  

1. edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process

The New York State edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) is for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA, but score within two points of the passing score and can demonstrate that they are prepared to become a teacher of record.  Please see MMRP details.

2.  ALST

The ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test) has been eliminated. Candidates are NO LONGER REQUIRED to take the ALST for NYS certification.  

3. EAS

The NYSED has identified a safety net passing score of 500 that is in effect until the revised EAS is operational.

Please see details on the EAS safety net page.

4. CSTs

Science CSTs. Through November 10, 2020, candidates may take either:

OR

Please note that passing scores on the Safety Net (predecessor) Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics tests will continue to be accepted, regardless of the application date.

Contact

For all questions and concerns related to NYU Steinhardt certification programs not addressed in these pages, please contact:

Mark J. Perez 
Certification Officer
NYU Steinhardt
82 Washington Square East, Room 229 
New York, New York 10003 
(212) 998-5033 
(212) 995-4353 fax
mark.perez@nyu.edu