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This AEPA Middle Grades English Language Arts exam has been discontinued and replaced with the NES English Language Arts exam. This study guide is up-to-date and designed to prepare you for the current version of the NES English Language Arts exam.
This course explores the subjects tested on the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades English Language Arts exam. Arizona, New Mexico, and Oregon require this exam for teacher certification to teach middle school reading or language arts. This exam assesses your competency in a variety of reading and writing skills and teaching strategies. This comprehensive study guide is designed by professional educators to help you prepare for and review the essentials of the exam.
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NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Course Information
This course is intended to prepare you for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam, covering all the topics outlined in the official test materials provided by Pearson Education, Inc. Our professional educators designed this comprehensive course to help you understand and apply these objectives. Some of the topics covered in this course include:
Reading Process and Comprehension
- Foundations of reading development
- Vocabulary and reading comprehension strategies
- Strategies for content area reading
Reading Various Text forms and Literary Analysis
- Understanding informational texts
- Reading persuasive texts
- Analyzing and interpreting literary texts
- Historical, social, cultural, and political aspects of literature
Conventions, Composition, Writing Process, and Research
- Standard American English conventions
- Effective composition
- Writing process
- Effective research
Modes of Writing
Oral and Visual Communication
- Effective listening
- Speaking skills
- Viewing and presenting media
- Analyzing media
NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Course Format
The course begins with an opportunity to take a practice test so you know where to focus your study. The material is organized into 39 chapters with an average of 8 - 10 lessons in each. The course progress tracking feature will allow you to continue where you left off as you progress through the material. An extensive collection of flashcards are provided to help you review the information.
NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Breakdown
The exam covers five essential categories, each with its own frequency percentage. Below you will find the main objectives and some examples of skills within those categories. In addition, the percentage of total test score and the number of questions are broken down.
|NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam||Approximate Number of Questions|
|Reading Process and Comprehension||21%||31 questions|
|Reading Various Text forms and Literary Analysis||29%||45 questions|
|Conventions, Composition, Writing Process, and Research||15%||22 questions|
|Modes of Writing||21%||31 questions|
|Oral and Visual Communication||14%||21 questions|
Registering and Preparing for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts
The exam is offered year-round at testing centers in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and nationwide. To register, you must go to the test's website, create an account and make an appointment. You can change the test date up to 24 hours before your appointment. On test day, you must present a government-issued photo ID.
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NES Middle Grades English Language Arts Exam Scoring
You'll be able to see your unofficial score immediately after you complete the test, and you'll get a full score report about two weeks later. The score will be posted to your account and can be e-mailed if you request. The passing score is 220.
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