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Course SummaryThe National Evaluation Series (NES) Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary exam has replaced the New Mexico Teacher Assessment (NMTA) version. Prepare for the test with our comprehensive study guide course, featuring fun video lessons and practice quizzes, so you can earn your best score on exam day.
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18 chapters in NMTA Elementary - Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Practice & Study Guide
About This Course
This study guide course is a top-to-bottom review of the material you could encounter during the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary exam. Each chapter covers a specific area of the exam, both introducing and reinforcing what you need to know about student development, instruction and professional expectations. Our study guide can help you get the most out of your exam prep, featuring lessons that cover:
- Human development, growth and maturity
- Genetic influences and traits
- Biological, sensory, perceptual and cognitive development
- Creativity and intelligence in children and adolenents
- Milestones, influences and challenges in childhood development
- Theories relating to development and learning
- Learning styles and classroom diversity
- Curriculum planning and learning assessments
- Instructional strategies
- Classroom communication, motivation and engagement
- Maintaining a safe and positive learning environment
- Collaborating with parents, colleagues and the community
- Professional roles, organizations and feedback
About the Exam
New Mexico uses a combination of NES tests and its own NMTA (New Mexico Teacher Assessment) tests to assess candidates for a state teaching license. If you are applying for an Elementary Education (K-8) or a Middle Level Education (5-9) license, you will have to pass the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary exam, among others. This is a computer-based test with 100 multiple-choice questions and two written assignments (one case study and one work product). You have three hours to complete the test, which is divided into three content domains: Student Development and Learning; Assessment, Instruction and the Learning Environment, and The Professional Environment. Scores will be given out within four weeks of finishing the exam, and you must score at least 222 points to pass.
NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary Preparation & Registration
Gain a solid understanding of the material on the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary exam with this study guide. Our quick and mobile-friendly video lessons help make it easy to fit exam prep into any schedule, whether you're taking this course as a quick refresher or you need a more thorough review in student development, learning processes and environments, classroom management and other important pedagogical topics. The study guide also covers the practical roles and expectations of the teaching profession, with relevant lessons in government functions, regulations and laws (such as Title IX), professional organizations and community involvement. A practice quiz at the end of every lesson will help you track your progress and keep up with the material.
Registration for the exam is open year-round, but the appointment must be made in advance and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. After registering to take the test and paying the registration fee, you have one year to schedule a place and time to take it; if you miss the deadline or withdraw your registration, you will not receive a refund. The test may be taken at a Pearson Professional Center or CBT testing site near you, and you may reserve your seat online through Pearson's website. Alternative testing arrangements are also available for those with documented special needs. On test day, you must bring a government-issued photo ID, and a locker will be provided for your personal items, as they are not allowed in the testing room.
New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) and National Education Series (NES) are registered trademarks of Pearson Education Inc. which are not affiliated with Study.com.
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