School and District Leadership Examination Preparation Program
This is a self-directed program of study to prepare you to be successful on the School Building and School District Leader Examinations. The instructors have been NYS examination assessors who will, through a series of pre-recorded, self-directed training-module videos and print materials provide you insight into successfully responding to selected and extended response questions, including reasons for responding in a particular way to each question.
How It Works
The test prep seminar is a series of prerecorded training-module videos with accompanying print materials that becomes a virtual self-study preparation program. You will have access to the materials 24-7 for 12 daysalong with a live Q & A session near the end of the study period. The materials include 9 prerecorded training module videos, one on each examination question along with 3 prerecorded videoson scheduling your exams, differences between new and older versions of the SBL exam, and how to maneuver the NYSTCE website. Near the end of the study cycle, we conduct a live Q&A session on Zoom. The Zoom address is found in the classroom materials.
We strongly urge participants to download and print all handouts prior to viewing each prerecorded video so that you can take notes on what you saw. (Don’t forget that you can play the videos more than once!)
Other Things of Importance
- You can come and go as often as you want over the 12-day study period. Participants who have completed the preparation program have indicated that they felt comfortable spending 6-7 hours over the 12-day period studying the videos.
- When registering for the program, it is important to use an email account that will NOT send registration materials to spam!
New vs. Old
As a result of the March 2021 Regents action, the SBL exam forms 107/108 will continue to be available for another year along with the new version of the SBL examination (form 109/110). Both forms are very compatible. You may choose which combination to take. The test preparation program of study encompasses materials for both forms of the examination.
The Course Materials
School District Leader (SDL) and School Building Leader (SBL) Exam Preparations
NCE 225 • Fee: $199 • 100% Online
Academic Year 2022-23
NCE 225.50 Thursday, October 27 through Monday, November 7, 2022. Registration closes: October 23.
NCE 225.60 Thursday, January 19 through Monday, January 30, 2023. Registration closes: January 15.
NCE 225.70 Thursday, March 30 through Monday, April 10, 2023. Registration closes: March 26.
NCE 225.80 Thursday, May 25 through Monday, June 5, 2023. Registration closes: May 21.
Registration and Scheduling Information
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