Certification

Exam Safety Nets

Exam safety nets are available for specific Content Specialty Tests (CSTs), the Educating All Students (EAS) test, and the edTPA.

Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)

School Building Leader Assessment

  • The Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment is currently available, and the Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment will become operational on April 17, 2021. The Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment will not be offered after August 31, 2024.
  • Through August 31, 2024, individuals may take:
    • Part One of either the Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment or Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment, AND
    • Part Two of either the Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment or Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment.
  • Part One and Part Two can be from different versions of the School Building Leader Assessment (i.e., Sept. 2013 or May 2019 versions). Additional information about the School Building Leader Assessment is availalbe online.

Educating All Students (EAS) Test

  • The passing score for the EAS test external website is 520. The EAS test safety net is a passing score of 500. Candidates who earn a score between 500 and 519 will automatically receive the safety net and will see a passing score for the test in TEACH.

edTPA

 

Applying for the Safety Net

Candidates can apply for the safety net after completing the above requirements by sending an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov with their first and last name as is appears in their TEACH account, the last four digits of their social security number, the date of birth, and a request that the safety net be applied. The Office of Teaching Initiatives will then review the request.

Last Updated: April 1, 2021