The Elementary ATS-W is one component of the New York State teacher examination series. It consists of multiple-choice questions and a written assignment. The test assesses professional and pedagogical knowledge at the early childhood (Birth- Grade 2) and childhood (Grades 1- 6) levels, and it is divided into four sections:
- student development and learning
- instruction and assessment
- the professional environment
- instruction and assessment: constructed response assignment
Applicants who already hold a valid New York State classroom teaching certificate (other than career and technical) are not required to take the ATSW when applying for an additional certificate.
For more information about the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, including online test registration, study guides, testing schedules, and more, go to www.nystce.nesinc.com.