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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide offers an extensive review of various literacy-related instructional, developmental and learning concepts. The course is designed to be used as a study resource for anyone preparing to take the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Literacy exam. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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Let us help you prepare for the NYSTCE Literacy exam with this engaging and professionally written test prep course. You'll find lessons on topics including language development, phonics and the writing process that will boost your confidence ahead of test day. This comprehensive resource offers everything you need to know to effectively prepare for this exam, and our experts are accessible through the dashboard if you have any questions about this material.
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In this course, you can review the ways in which children develop language, fluency and vocabulary as well as oral communication skills. You'll explore methods for teaching writing and phonics along with reading comprehension, spelling and word recognition. When you have completed this course, you should have developed a deeper understanding of how to do the following:
- Detail the foundations of literacy and language
- Identify factors impacting literacy development
- Outline NY literacy standards and instructional strategies
- Define differentiated literacy instruction
- Assess literacy in students
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of literacy specialists
- Explain aspects of emerging literacy
- Discuss instructional methods that can be used for fluency development
- Outline methods and tools for writing for different audiences and purposes
- Perform text analysis and assess texts for complexity
- Provide an overview of oral communication skills
- Explain how to effectively use literacy research
With 223 lessons in 20 chapters, this test prep course contains all the information you need to know to do well on the exam. To make sure you're ready, we recommend taking the short self-assessment quizzes and tests we've included here.
NYSTCE Literacy Exam Information
The NYSTCE Literacy exam is used by NY state to measure the content knowledge and teaching abilities of aspiring literacy specialists seeking certification in this field. This exam is computer-based.
- Number of Questions: 91 questions
- Question Type: 90 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question
- Time Limit: Three hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $134
NYSTCE Literacy Exam Breakdown
|NYSTCE Literacy Exam Concept||Percent of the NYSTCE Literacy Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of Language & Literacy Development||11%||10 questions||36|
|Foundations of Literacy Instruction & Assessment||18%||17 questions||46|
|Role of the Literacy Professional||9%||8 questions||12|
|Reading & Writing: Foundational Skills||17%||15 questions||46|
|Text Complexity & Text Comprehension||18%||16 questions||32|
|Reading & Writing Different Types of Text||12%||11 questions||18|
|Language & Vocabulary Development||14%||13 questions||27|
|Analysis, Synthesis & Application||1%||1 question||6|
NYSTCE Literacy Preparation & Registration
This study guide offers a quick and convenient way to brush up on all topics you'll be expected to know for the NYSTCE Literacy exam. You will study information about language and vocabulary acquisition, stages of literacy development, general and state-specific instructional strategies and standards in speaking. Lessons take less than ten minutes to review and are accessible 24/7 from any device, so you can study at your own pace and convenience. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams are useful tools that gauge your readiness in taking the NYSTCE Literacy exam.
Registration for this exam is competed through the NYSTCE website. You must create an account, submit all required information and remit payment of fees. You can then click on 'Schedule' on the NYSTCE website and choose the date and location for your literacy exam. Your scheduling is confirmed by Pearson VUE, the exam administrator for NYSTCE.
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