LAST and ATS New York Tests

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  1. darkangel

    darkangel Companion

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    I am new to New York and required to take these 2 tests to officailly be new York certified. I have been teaching for 5 years already. Does anyone have any helpful information about these tests? I have been looking around and havnt found any study guides. Someone suggested I take a Kaplan study coarse for it. Do you think thats a good idea?
     
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  3. Mrs.Gould

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    I took both tests a few years ago and found the LAST to be very easy and the ATS a little more challenging, but not bad at all. Here is a link to the preparation guides:

    http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_viewSG_opener.asp

    There are many guides for all the different tests. I didn't study beyond what was given in the prep. guide.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. MissFrizzle

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    same here.
     
  5. goldalex

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    I will be taking the LAST on the 21st, from what I hear its not that bad. I bought one of the review books and took one of the sample tests and it did not seem that hard at all to me. The answers to all of the questions are more or less in the question or are common sense type stuff...My friend just took the ATSW and he did not study at all for it and did really well...take that to mean what you want, but it tells me that it certainly is not that difficult.
     
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    dolddalex- I'm taking the CST on the 21st in Briarcliff.... Good Luck
     
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    Frizzle- Thanks you too, im taking the LAST at NCC
     
  8. Smurfette80

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    I took the LAST NY State examination and found out yesterday that I passed. I didn't really prepare for the exam except to study basic elementary materials. You will do fine!!
     

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