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Course SummaryEnhance your preparations for the NES Special Education test (which has replaced the AEPA Special Education test) with help from this course's informative study resources. Use our engaging lessons, short quizzes and practice exams to improve your understanding of topics you could see on exam day.
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About This Course
This entertaining course offers all the resources you need to study for and pass the NES Special Education test. Get reacquainted with the basics of human development, instructional strategies for special education, student assessment options and much more by exploring bite-sized lessons. Each lesson covers a different topic and features a multiple-choice quiz designed to test your comprehension. Additional self-assessment options include chapter exams and a final course exam. Utilizing these study resources can ensure you fully comprehend topics that include:
- Students with individual disorders, disabilities and impairments
- Special education historical, legal and ethical foundations
- Behavioral assessment, intervention and support
- Accessibility and curriculum planning in SPED
- SPED instructional practices for student success
- Social skills and communication in the SPED classroom
- How to manage the learning environment in special education
- Special education communication and collaborative approaches
- Ways to teach effectively and grow professionally in special education
About the Exam
In Arizona, the National Evaluation Series (NES) Special Education test is used to help current and prospective educators fulfill the subject knowledge testing requirement for teacher certification in the state. It is available year round, by appointment on a first-come, first-served basis in Arizona and across the nation. The test features a computer-based format, lasts 3 hours and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.
Divided into four content domains, test takers can expect to answer questions focused on students with disabilities (20%), assessment and program planning (20%), learning environments and instructional practices (40%), and the foundations of the special education field (20%). Passing the test requires a score of 220. or higher Immediately following testing, score reports are provided to test takers. A more detailed score report is available within two weeks of testing.
Preparing & Registering for the NES Special Education Test
This course offers a self-paced format that lets you tailor your preparations for the NES Special Education test. Choose the lessons you want to review in each chapter, and feel free to visit as many times as you'd like to fully absorb key concepts. With each lesson is a short quiz you can take at your convenience to find out how well you understand its contents. Practice exams are available to gauge your knowledge of each chapter and the entire course. Enjoy access to these resources 24 hours a day via any computer or mobile device. In no time, you will have a quality understanding of special education services and IEPs, technology for the special needs classroom, how to teach life skills and transition planning and more.
The registration process begins with creating an online account with NES or signing into your existing account. If creating an account, you will be asked to share your email address and other personal details. Once in your account, you can begin the registration process, which includes selecting your test, location, date and time. It is important that you enter your name as it is displayed on your identification since one current, government-issued ID printed in English is required at the testing site. You are asked to arrive 15 minutes early and be no more that 15 minutes late to ensure you are admitted and don't lose your refund. If you need to reschedule your test, you can do so at least 24 hours prior to your testing time.
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