CST Earth Science Practice Tests and Exams

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Our practice tests simulate the real thing in a number of key ways:

  1. Topics covered
    • Foundations of Scientific Inquiry - 25%
    • Space Systems - 18%
    • Atmospheric Systems - 22%
    • Geological Systems - 14%
    • Water Systems - 11%
    • Geological Systems: - 10%
  2. Level of difficulty
  3. Number of questions (101 per practice test)
  4. Timed exam, proportional to the number of questions (or untimed if you prefer)
  5. Navigation
  6. Look-and-Feel of the testing environment
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We offer 15 online practice exams with 1,515 unique questions. Our world-class practice certification tests are designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass your NYSTCE CST Earth Science certification exam. We do this by delivering realistic practice tests that fully prepare you for the NYSTCE CST Earth Science exam. Taking NYSTCE CST Earth Science practice tests can give you the psychological advantage needed to walk into the test day with confidence.

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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

The New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) are mandated by the New York State Education department and administered by Pearson. The NYSTCE measure a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to perform the responsibilities of an educator in the New York public schools. Prospective educators seeking certification must achieve passing scores on the EAS (Educating All Students), the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) and a CST (Content Specialty Test).

The Educating All Students (EAS) exam is a computer-based test evaluating a candidate’s ability to work with diverse student populations. The EAS consists of 40 selected-response and 3 constructed-response items. The test time allotted is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Test scores range from 400 to 600 with 520 being the minimum passing score.

The Content Specialty Tests (CST) quantify an individual’s knowledge of a specific subject area. Generally, CST are 3 hours and 15 minutes and contain 90 selected-response exercises and 1 constructed-response item. The language CST include a listening and speaking component. The minimum passing score for the CST is 520.

Scores for both the EAS exam and CST will be emailed within 2 to 3 weeks of the testing date. More details for the EAS exam and the CST can be found at www.nystcenesinc.com.

The edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) is a portfolio of artifacts used during a candidate’s clinical experience. These lesson plans, video clips, student work, etc., include the candidate’s commentary justifying the instructional rationale for its selection. These portfolios are evaluated across five scoring components of teaching: planning, instruction, assessment, analysis of teaching, and academic language. You must go to www.edtpa.com to register and submit a portfolio for scoring. Your score profile will be emailed to you and will include rubric scores for each of the five scoring areas. Pass/fail information will not be supplied on this profile as requirements may vary from state-to-state or program-to-program. The edTPA website offers specific information on these requirements.



We have ten great reasons why examedge.com is the #1 source on the internet for preparing for the CST Earth Science test.

  • examedge.com was created to focus solely on the NYSTCE CST Earth Science test. All practice test questions parallel the topics covered on the real test, are in the right proportion, as outlined in Pearson Education, Inc's published NYSTCE CST Earth Science test blueprints.

  • Our practice tests are designed to make you familiar with the real test. Our exams simulate the pressure of the real exam, by setting the per question time limit to be the same as the real exam. So when you take the actual test, you will feel comfortable with the requirements of the real exam.

  • We offer 985 online pratice exams with 84,760 unique questions to help you prepare for your NYSTCE CST Earth Science exam.

  • The low cost! The cost of ordering 5 practice tests is less than the cost of taking the real NYSTCE CST Earth Science test. In other words, it would cost you less money to order 5 practice tests, than if you failed the real test and had to retake it. Now that is a bargain!

  • If you have to stop while taking one of our tests, you can continue right where you left off. When you continue the test, you will start exactly where you were, and with the same amount of time you had remaining.

  • After you complete a test, we provide your raw score (how many you answered correctly) and our estimate of the NYSTCE score you would receive if you were taking the real test.

  • As you complete your practice tests, we show you which questions you answered correctly, which ones you answered incorrectly, and provide detailed step-by-step explanations for every single question on the test!

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  • Because the tests are web-based, there is no software to install. Our practice tests are available to you 24-hours a day. No matter where you are, you can take our practice tests on any computer with access to the internet.

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To pass the NYSTCE CST Earth Science test you need a score of 220.

The range of possible scores is 100 to 300.

At examedge.com, we go to great pains to make sure that our tests are as realistic as possible. Our practice tests  help you prepare for the real test in several key ways:

  • Topics covered
    • Foundations of Scientific Inquiry - 25%
    • Space Systems - 18%
    • Atmospheric Systems - 22%
    • Geological Systems - 14%
    • Water Systems - 11%
    • Geological Systems: - 10%

  • Level of difficulty
  • Number of questions (101 per practice test)
  • Time-limit (or you can customize it)
  • Navigation
  • Look-and-Feel

We have a team of professional writers that create the questions based on the official test breakdown by topic. We are continually updating our exams to keep them in sync with the most current version of the actual certification exam.

Yes! We offer 55 subjects with 975 different exams utilizing 83,910 unique questions
* Evey subject has a free sample test

Test Name
NYSTCE Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)
  NYSTCE BEA Spanish (008)
NYSTCE Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (CQST)
  NYSTCE CQST (008)
  NYSTCE CQST Mathematics (008)
  NYSTCE CQST Reading (008)
  NYSTCE CQST Writing (008)
NYSTCE Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)
  NYSTCE CST Biology (008)
  NYSTCE CST Blind and Visually Impaired (008)
  NYSTCE CST Business and Marketing (008)
  NYSTCE CST Chemistry (008)
  NYSTCE CST Deaf and Hard of Hearing (008)
  CST ESOL (008)
  NYSTCE CST Earth Science (008)
  NYSTCE CST English Language Arts (008)
  NYSTCE CST Family and Consumer Sciences (008)
  NYSTCE CST Gifted Education (008)
  NYSTCE CST Health Education (008)
  NYSTCE CST Library Media Specialist (008)
  NYSTCE CST Literacy (008)
  NYSTCE CST Mathematics (008)
  CST Multi-Subject: Grade 7-Grade 12 (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Childhood 1-6 (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Childhood 1-6 Math (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Early Childhood EC-2 (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Early Childhood EC-2 - Arts and Sciences (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Early Childhood EC-2 - Literacy and English Language Arts (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Early Childhood EC-2 - Math (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Middle Childhood 5-9 (008)
  CST Multi-subject: Teachers Of Students with Disabilities (008)
  NYSTCE CST Physical Education (008)
  NYSTCE CST Physics (008)
  NYSTCE CST Social Studies (008)
  NYSTCE CST Spanish (008)
  CST Students with Disabilities Content Specialty (008)
  NYSTCE CST Visual Arts (008)
NYSTCE Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
  NYSTCE LAST - liberal arts and sciences test (008)
NYSTCE Safety Net
  NYSTCE Technology Education (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Health Education CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Physical Education CST (008)
  Safety Net Students with Disabilities CST (008)
  Safety Net Blind and Visually Impaired CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Business and Marketing CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Deaf and Hard of Hearing CST (008)
  Safety Net ESOL CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net English Language Arts CST (008)
  Safety Net Family and Consumer Sciences CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Gifted Education CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Library Media Specialist CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Literacy CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Mathematics CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Multi-Subject CST (008)
  NYSTCE Safety Net Technology Education CST (008)
NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments (SLA)
  NYSTCE School Building Leader (008)
  NYSTCE School District Leader (008)
NYSTCE Tests for Teacher Certification
  NYSTCE ALST Academic Literacy Skills Test (008)
  NYSTCE EAS Educating all Students (008)

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For information regarding  NYSTCE CST Earth Science Certifications exam,

Please refer to Pearson Education, Inc's website at : http://www.nystce.nesinc.com

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