A teacher in the New York State public school system must have excellent skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. This is necessary to be able to teach curriculum in specific career areas and technical fields. The NYSTCE Communication and Quantitative Skills exam will test your knowledge to see if it is in accord with the New York State Academic Standards.
The NYSTCE Communication and Quantitative Skills exam consists of approximately one hundred multiple-choice questions. The areas covered are: Reading, which makes up 34 percent of the exam, Writing, which makes up 33 percent of the exam, and Mathematics, which makes up another 33 percent of the exam.
The Reading subarea tests your understanding of vocabulary words, the main idea, and the sequence of ideas of reading passages and interpreting information in the passage. The Writing subarea of the exam tests you on verb, pronoun, and modifier use, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. The Mathematics subarea tests you on number concepts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents.
Last Updated: 05/15/2014