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About the Test.
Subarea I: English Language Arts (21%).
Subarea II: Mathematics (18%).
Subarea III: Science and Technology (13%).
Subarea IV: Social Studies (15%).
Subarea V: The Fine Arts (8%).
Subarea VI: Health and Fitness (8%).
Subarea VII: Family and Consumer Science and Career Development (7%).
Subarea VIII: Foundations of Reading: Constructed-Response Assignment (10%).
Taking the Test.
How to Answer Multiple-Choice Questions.
The Constructed Response.
PART I: SUBJECT REVIEW.
Subarea 1: English Language Arts.
Levels of Literacy Development.
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness.
The Alphabetic Principle.
Word Identification Strategies.
Constructing Meaning from Text.
Literal Comprehension Skills.
Inferential Comprehension Skills.
Evaluative Comprehension Skills.
Reading Comprehension Strategies.
Comprehension Assessment Methods.
Genre-Specific Reading Strategies.
Information Resource Handling.
Assessing Credibility or Objectivity.
Visual Representations of Information.
Literary Response Strategies.
Reading for Enjoyment.
The Writing Process: Prewriting Strategies.
The Writing Process: Note Taking, Outlining, and Drafting.
The Writing Process: Revising Written Texts.
The Writing Process: Editing Written Texts.
The Writing Process: Proofreading Written Texts.
Using Technology to Research and Write.
Factors to Consider Before Writing.
Incorporation of Graphics.
Writing Research Papers.
Credibility and Objectivity Enhancement.
Writing Literary Responses.
Developing Listening Strategies.
Factors in Effective Listening.
Factors in Effective Spoken Communication.
Varying Speaking Strategies.
Communicating to Various Audiences.
Applying Oral Language Conventions.
Fiction versus Nonfiction.
Story Elements in Fiction.
Dramatic Structure and Devices.
Types of Nonfiction.
Style, Tone, and Viewpoint.
Elements of Poetry.
Time and Place Awareness.
Cultural Values and Ideas Awareness.
Themes and Characteristics in Childrens Literature.
Important Works and Authors for Children and Adolescents.
Themes and Elements in Childrens and Young Adult Literature.
Subarea II: Mathematics.
Arguments and their Validity.
Drawing Conclusions from Simple and Compound Statements.
Using Inductive Reasoning.
Representing Relationships by Mathematical Notations.
Visual Representation of Mathematical Concepts.
Math Concepts Expressed through Language.
Math Concepts Translated Into Equations.
Commutative, Distributive, and Associative Properties.
Ratios, Proportions, and Percents.
Converting Decimals to Fractions.
Expressing Equivalent Forms of Numbers.
The Division Algorithm.
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.
Describing Mathematical Relationships.
Analyzing Patterns and Relationships.
Deriving Algebraic Expressions.
Performing Algebraic Operations.
Two- and Three-Dimensional Shapes.
Using Basic Geometric Figures to Solve Problems.
Similarity and Congruence.
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning.
Transformations and Symmetry.
Units of Measurement.
Using the Correct Unit of Measurement.
English and Metric Conversions.
Determining Area and Volume.
The Pythagorean Theorem.
Displaying Data in Various Visual Formats.
Estimating Probabilities through Simulations.
Mean, Median, and Mode.
Properties of the normal distribution.
Data Analysis in Decision Making.
Subarea III: Science and Technology.
Formulating and Testing a Hypothesis.
Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
Evaluating the Conclusions Validity.
The Earth-Moon-Sun System.
The Earth and Its Cycles.
Physical Changes and Physical Properties.
Chemical Changes and Chemical Properties.
Energy and Its Transformations.
Forces and Newtons Laws of Motion.
Inferring Physical Science Principles.
Characteristics of Living Systems.
Continuity of Life: Genetics and Development.
Evolution: Diversity of Life.
Basic Life Processes.
Ecology and the Interdependence of Life.
Inferring Biological Principles.
The Engineering Method.
Engineering Design Process: Modeling and Optimization.
Evaluating and Testing Technological Solutions.
Designing Solutions to Environmental Problems.
Subarea IV: Social Studies.
Developments in Human History.
Organization of Historical Periods.
Effects of European Contact and Settlement.
Contributions of Individuals and Groups.
Geographic Terms and Concepts.
Geographys Six Essential Elements.
Characteristics of the Earths Surface.
Functions of Systems in Different Settings.
Demographic Change and Population Density.
Human Impact on the Physical Environment.
Concepts Related to Human Development.
Cultural Diffusion, Acculturation, and Assimilation.
Social Groups and Institutions.
Differences in Perspective.
Processes of Social and Cultural Change.
Economic and Political Terms and Concepts.
The United States Economic System.
Economic and Governmental Models.
The Constitution of the United States.
Political and Cultural Influences.
Important United States Documents.
Civic Participation in Politics.
Resources and Research Methods.
Identifying Point of View.
Subarea V: The Fine Arts.
Objective 0027: Art.
Basic Elements of Art.
Analyzing Art Works.
Characteristics of Art Media.
Basic Tools and Techniques.
Art as a Reflection of Culture.
Art from Different Cultures.
Objective 0028: Music.
Types of Musical Instruments.
The Elements of Music.
The Physics of Music.
Technical Skills Involved in Making Music.
Music of Different Cultures.
Objective 0029: Theater and Dance.
Dramatic and Theatrical Forms.
Types of Dance.
Aspects of Theater Performance.
Communicative Elements of Theater.
Cultural Uses of Drama and Dance.
Subarea VI: Health and Fitness.
Chronic and Communicable Diseases.
Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Skills.
Contemporary Health-Related Issues.
Health Information in the Media.
Health and the Environment.
Physical Developmental Levels.
Motor Skills Development.
Safety Concepts and Practices.
Developing Personal Living Skills through Sports.
Major Body Systems.
Components of Health-Related Fitness.
Developing a Personal Fitness Plan.
Physical Activity as a Preventative.
Activities for Developing Strength and Endurance.
Subarea VII: Family and Consumer Science and Career Development.
Child Development Stages and Characteristics.
Childhood Accidents and Safety.
Health and Hygiene.
Major Purchase Decisions.
Budget and Money Management.
The Job Search.
Personal or Social Factors in the Workplace.
Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace.
Subarea VIII: Foundations of Reading: Constructed Response.
An Overview of the Written Assignment for the CST.
Writing Tips for the Written Assignment.
Sample Directions for the Written Assignment.
Performance Characteristics and Scoring Scale.
Sample Writing Assignment.
Written Assignment III.
PART II: PRACTICE TESTS.
New York State Teacher Certification Examination Practice Test 1.
Answer Key for Practice Test 1.
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.
New York State Teacher Certification Examination Practice Test 2.
Answer Key for Practice Test 2.
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.