English language arts teachers in the state of New York must possess the ability to teach students the art of communication through English language skills. These teachers must be able to write effectively and read to analyze and interpret. Teachers must understand how to impart to students the skills to convey information, use the language effectively, and build upon language to foster human relationships, evaluate ideas, and more.
Those who pass the NYSTCE English Language Arts exam show that they have the knowledge required to comply with the New York State Academic Standards and can teach English language arts in the New York State public school system.
There are approximately ninety multiple-choice questions on the NYSTCE English Language Arts exam. They are distributed as follows: Language and Literature-18 percent of the test; Writing-22 percent of the test; Listening and Speaking-14 percent of the test; Reading-14 percent of the test; and Fundamentals of Literature-22 percent of the test. The final 10 percent of the exam is devoted to one constructed-response question on the Fundamentals of Literature.
Last Updated: 05/15/2014