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Exam Prep

PLEASE NOTE: A $5 fee is charged each semester of all students registering online for education seminars and exam prep courses.
If you do not receive a room number, you must call 718-997-5700 for the course location. 


AS-900, See Sections Below - QC
Academic Literacy Skills Test Prep

To receive certification to teach in New York State, all education students must now pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST). This test consists of selected-response items followed by focused constructed-response items. The test also comprises an extended writing assignment based on both critical analysis and graphic representations of information in reference to a specific topic. The analysis of complex literary and/or informational text is an essential component of the ALST. Total testing time is 210 minutes.
Our Academic Literacy Skills Test Preparation course will examine test material and scoring objectives in relation to critical analysis of literary content, response writing techniques, and practice essays. Test-taking strategies and time-management essentials will be addressed, too. 18 Hours

Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition Note
Fall 2014 AS900 MW21 07:15PM 09:30PM 10/15/14 11/10/14 Gino Zamparo $300
Fall 2014 AS900 MW22 07:15PM 09:30PM 11/17/14 12/15/14 Gino Zamparo $300  



AS-901, See Sections Below - QC
Educating All Students Test Prep

To receive certification to teach within New York State, it's necessary to pass the Educating All Students Examination (EAS). This examination consists of selected-response items and constructed-response items which share scenario-based stimulus material in order for a student to formulate a response. The competencies covered in the examination are Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities/Other Special Learning Needs, Teacher Responsibilities and School-Home Relationships. The EAS measures a prospective teacher’s enhanced, collective knowledge in relation to individual students' distinct circumstances. These circumstances present themselves in the forms of difficult family situations, culture and individual needs, socioeconomic circumstances, diverse family and/or nontraditional living situations. A strong understanding of each student’s situation promotes a sense of community in the classroom.
The EAS also explores knowledge of strategies for engaging in self-reflection to strengthen student interactions, of research or evidence-based strategies, working effectively with students in reference to all cultures, backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and living environments, and for those whom English is a second language. The test touches on giftedness instruction, fair classroom assessment practices, learning from culturally diverse perspectives, promoting a positive student experience, working collaboratively within the school and community-based environment, as well as creating and planning strategies for a safe, supportive and positive classroom environment, which encompasses all students – including those with special learning needs and English Language Learners. Our EAS review course will focus on the reading of general directions, sample test question review in each distinctive discipline, class discussion of test topics, best practice strategies, collaborative learning, correct response review, written response review, introduction to performance characteristics/score scale response tables, as well as test-taking techniques and time management essentials in a computerized testing environment. 18 Hours


Term Course ID Section ID Beginning Time End Time Start Date End Date Instructor Tuition Note
Fall 2014 AS901 TR21 07:30PM 09:30PM 10/14/14 11/13/14 Divjak Mimi $300 No class 11/6
Fall 2014 AS901 TR22 07:30PM 09:30PM 11/18/14 12/18/14 Divjak Mimi $300  
 
 

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Phone: (718) 997-5700
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Diane Gahagan
Director of Educational Programs, Professional Development & Corporate Training
Diane.Gahagan@qc.cuny.edu 
(718)997-5700

 

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