What is the Academic Literary Skills Test?
Beginning in May 2014 all Graduate School of Education students seeking New York State teacher certification will be required to take and pass four tests including the Academic Literary Skills Test (ALST). The ALST replaces the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and it a more rigorous test of a candidate's reading comprehension and essay writing skills.
To help students prepare for the ALST, the Writing Center offers a variety of skills-enhancing activities, including one-on-one tutoring or small group seminars in-person or online. Topics covered include:
Additional resources for ALST test prep are found here.
Resources for the Educating All Students (EAS) Test: