It’s an established fact that gifted students have different needs than most. More specifically, their advanced comprehension of their normal classroom curriculum means they need more stimulation and more challenging schoolwork. As a gifted education teacher, it will be your job to meet this need for each of your students in the best way possible.
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If you’re planning on teaching in the state of New York, you and all other teachers of various fields will have to take the NYSTCE (New York State Teacher Certification Examinations). The purpose of the NYSTCE is to evaluate your preparedness to teach professionally in your field.
Gifted education teachers in particular will have to earn a passing score on the NYSTCE Gifted Education exam.
Like all of the other NYSTCE subject tests, the NYSTCE Gifted Education exam is timed. Test takers will have an allotment of three hours and 15 minutes, and a total of 91 questions to answer in that time frame. 20 percent of the exam (one question) will require essay answers.
This section of the exam is known as “constructed-response.” The remaining 80 percent (90 questions) is made up of multiple choice (or “selected-response”) questions.
The best way to prepare for this important exam is to get a feel for how it will work. By doing this, you lower the risk of running into any unexpected surprises with the test’s material and can approach it with full preparation.
To help you as you study, the Mometrix Test Preparation team has put together an NYSTCE Gifted Education (064) practice test. This free study tool is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the exam’s content as thoroughly as possible.
Our NYSTCE Gifted Education practice questions are constructed to match closely to the contents of the real exam, down to the subject matter. Subjects for the NYSTCE Gifted Education exam will include:
- Analysis, Synthesis, and Application (20 percent)
- Foundations of Gifted Education and Professional Practice (13 percent)
- Gifted Services and Collaboration (13 percent)
- Development and Characteristics of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented (13 percent)
- Planning and Instruction (14 percent); Learning Environments, Social Interactions, and Communication (13 percent)
- Assessment, Evaluation, and Differentiated Education Plans (14 percent)
You can use our NYSTCE Gifted Education practice test either standalone or alongside our companion study guide. Regardless of how you use it, we hope it will fit well into your study plan. Good luck!