NYSTCE ATAS (095) Practice Test

If you need help studying for the NYSTCE Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS) test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 100
Time limit: 3 hours

There are 100 selected-response questions on the exam, which are grouped into four subareas, and the time limit is 3 hours.

Selected-Response Questions
Selected-response questions require you to select the correct answer from a list of options. Multiple-choice questions are the most common example, but you may also see true-or-false questions and “matching” questions, which ask you to match terms or concepts with their definitions.

Let’s take a closer look at the four subareas on the exam.

27% of the exam

These questions test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • The meaning of general vocabulary
  • The main idea of a passage
  • The sequence of ideas in a passage
  • Interpreting textual and graphic information

27% of the exam

These questions test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • The use of verbs
  • The use of pronouns and modifiers
  • Standard sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling

27% of the exam

These questions test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Number concepts
  • Adding and subtracting whole numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  • Operations involving fractions, decimals, and percents

19% of the exam

These questions test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Classroom instruction related to reading
  • Classroom instruction related to writing
  • Classroom instruction related to mathematics

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How to Register

To get started with your registration, you’ll need to create an account on the NYSTCE website. You can then register for the exam and schedule a test date through your account.

When you submit your registration, you’ll need to pay the $54 testing fee.

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The test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 300.

You will need a score of 220 to pass the test.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

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Online NYSTCE ATAS Prep Course

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  • Review Lessons Covering Every Topic
  • 500+ NYSTCE ATAS Practice Questions
  • More than 500 Digital Flashcards
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How many questions are on the NYSTCE ATAS exam?


The exam contains 100 selected-response questions.


How long is the NYSTCE ATAS exam?


The time limit is 3 hours.


What is the passing score for the NYSTCE ATAS exam?


The minimum score you need to pass is 220.


How much does the NYSTCE ATAS exam cost?


The testing fee is $54.