Certification

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) safety nets

At its April 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents, by emergency regulation, extended the safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA, certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) and the new Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers Grade 7 - Grade 12 Content Specialty Test. Read the April 2016 Regent Item PDF file.

Information regarding the creation of the safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), and certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) can be found at: May 2015 Regent Item PDF file

These safety nets will be effective through June 30, 2017. If necessary, candidates may take advantage of multiple safety nets in order to meet the requirements for certification and will have until June 30, 2018, one year later, to meet all other certification requirements.

Any exam requirement to be satisfied by one of the safety nets must be satisfied on or before June 30, 2017. For example, a candidate who has failed both the edTPA and the ALST may use both applicable safety nets. However, all the requirements for the edTPA Safety Net and the ALST Safety Net must be met on or before June 30, 2017; the candidate will then have one additional year, until June 30, 2018, to complete all other requirements (example: coursework; DASA training).

If a candidate has met all requirements for certification by June 30, 2018 except the use of one or more the safety nets and the certificate has not been issued, send an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov, with the candidates first and last name, the last four digits of the social security number and the date birth and the request that the safety net(s) be applied. We will then review the candidate's application.

Last Updated: May 12, 2016