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About This Course
This course reviews topics covered on the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) Reading exam, which New Mexico requires for some initial teaching licenses and also for an endorsement to teach reading. Use these lessons to brush up on the reading concepts and teaching strategies needed to pass the exam. Our study guide examines what you should know, including:
- How children acquire language skills
- Strategies for teaching reading
- Methods of promoting reading comprehension
- Development of oral communication skills
- Professional development for educators
About the Exam
The NMTA Reading exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions. It is a computer-delivered test, and you have three hours to complete it.
NMTA Reading Preparation & Register
This study guide offers a simple way to review topics covered on the NMTA Reading exam. Our video lessons average about five minutes in length, and you can watch them as your schedule allows. Lessons explore topics like strategies for analyzing literature, how to select books for children, methods of improving student reading comprehension and ways to develop reading fluency in students. You'll also learn about education regulations and look at professional development options for teachers. A short quiz follows each lesson, allowing you to test your knowledge and get experience answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on exam day.
The exam is offered year-round at testing centers in New Mexico and throughout the U.S. You must create an account on the NMTA website and register at least three days before you plan to take the test. You'll need to select a test date and site and name the institutions you wish to receive your scores. Payment must be made upon registration. On test day, you'll need to show a government-issued photo ID in the name in which you registered. A list of approved types of IDs is on the NMTA website.
NMTA Reading Scoring
A score report will be posted to your account about two to six weeks after you take the test. You can also have the scores e-mailed to you. The institutions you indicated at registration will be notified as well. The exam is divided into four subareas, and the cumulative passing score is 240.
Planning, Managing and Organizing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment
Percentage of test questions: 27%
Exam topics covered: Collecting and using reading assessment data, analyzing results to develop and improve curriculum, recognizing when a student requires extra assistance in reading, communicating assessment results to students, parents and support staff, strategies for literacy learning, the importance of literature, the need for continuing professional development and policies and regulations that influence reading instruction in New Mexico
What you'll study: Our study guide includes lessons on forms of assessment, qualities of good assessments, testing bias, uses for standardized tests, self-assessment, professional organizations, applying research to improve the reading curriculum, educational reforms, No Child Left Behind and trends in special education.
Developing Phonological and Other Linguistic Processes Related to Reading
Percentage of test questions: 20%
Exam topics covered: Phonemic awareness in reading development, promoting awareness of levels of spoken language, concepts about print and how they relate to reading development, planning the sequence of phonics instruction, ways to teach methods of decoding words in connected text and strategies for helping students learn sight words
What you'll study: Phonemes, morphemes, teaching phonics and spelling are among the topics covered in our study guide.
Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting Independent Reading
Percentage of test questions: 27%
Exam topics covered: Factors that impact reading comprehension, pre- and post-reading strategies to construct meaning, helping English language learners develop reading comprehension skills, elements of literary analysis, selecting appropriate literature for all students, strategies for identifying text structures and helping students develop study skills
What you'll study: Our practice guide covers topics including drawing conclusions from a written passage, reading strategies using visualization, how to determine the gist of an essay, how to teach reading comprehension and fluency, literary genres and forms, children's literature, and literary terms for prose and poetry.
Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development
Percentage of test questions: 26%
Exam topics covered: Relationship between reading, writing, speaking and listening; oral language activities that promote reading development; writing exercises to promote reading development; methods of promoting vocabulary development; grammar' semantics; syntax; and methods of assessing student understanding of English language structures
What you'll study: Structuring an essay, parts of speech, methods of teaching vocabulary words, teaching vocabulary to English language learners, barriers to listening, grammar in public speaking and types of oral communication are among the topics included in our lessons.
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