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Course SummaryIf you need to take the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) Special Education exam, check out this comprehensive online test preparation course. The exam has been replaced with the NES Special Education test, and this course helps you review all the special education concepts you'll need to know.
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About This Course
Get ready for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Special Education exam with this mobile-friendly online course. The course's lessons and quizzes are taught by expert instructors who define important special education terms and explain instructional methods in a way that's easy to understand and remember. We've aligned the course with the concepts that appear on the exam, including:
- Human development
- Students with individual impairments, disorders and disabilities
- The legal, ethical and historical foundations of special education
- IEPs and special education services
- The assessment, intervention and support of student behavior
- Special education student assessment
- Curriculum planning and accessibility in special education classrooms
- Special education instructional practices
- The use of technology in special education classrooms
- Social skills, life skills and communication in special education
- Special education transition planning
- Learning environment management
- Special education communication and collaborative approaches
- Teaching and professional growth in the field of special education
About the Exam
The computer-based NES Special Education exam is used for entry-level special education teacher licensure purposes New Mexico. Sections on the exam include Students with Disabilities (20%), Assessment and Program Planning (20%) Learning Environments and Instructional Practices (40%) and Foundations and Professional Practice (20%). The exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and test-takers will have 3 hours to complete the exam. To pass the test, you'll need to earn a score of 224.
NES Special Education Exam Preparation and Registration
This course is designed to make your test preparation experience simple and convenient. Use any computer or mobile device to access the course, and work through it at your own pace. Our instructors have designed these lessons to be short, informative and engaging. This simplified teaching approach helps you take away important special education concepts and enjoy the process of studying for the NES exam. Feel free to submit questions to our instructors if you need extra help with the material. The course includes lesson quizzes and chapter exams to help you check your understanding of the topics you study. When you're finished with all of the lessons, try the course's final assessment to make sure you're ready for the NES exam.
To register for the exam, simply complete the online registration process through the official NES website. When you register, you'll select a test date and location, pay the exam fee and agree to the NES testing rules and policies. Score reports for the exam will be available within two weeks after your exam date.
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