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Course SummaryOur thorough, easy-to-follow course is designed to fully prepare you for the ORELA Biology exam. Set your own pace and study on any mobile device. You'll learn everything you need to pass the exam.
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About This ORELA Biology Course
This ORELA Biology exam has been discontinued and replaced with the NES Biology exam. This study guide is up-to-date and designed to prepare you for the current version of the NES Biology exam.
To teach biology in Oregon, you are required to pass the NES Biology exam, a computer-based test (CBT). This exam includes a range of topics within the subject of biology, such as fundamental scientific investigation, cell biology and evolution. Our course covers all of the material you'll need to know and divides it into short, specific lessons written in easy-to-understand language. With video content and other features available throughout, our course is built to be flexible to your learning style and to help the information stick.
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ORELA Biology Course Information
This course is designed to prepare you for the ORELA Biology exam, covering all of the topics outlined in the official test materials provided by Pearson Education. Our professional instructors created this comprehensive course to help you master these objectives. Some of the topics covered in this course are listed below:
Nature of Science
- Designing scientific investigations
- Interpreting and presenting scientific data
- Understanding relationships between branches of science
- Practicing proper safety procedures for biological investigations
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Describing the characteristics of atoms and molecules
- Explaining the structures and functions of cell components
- Differentiating between carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
- Understanding DNA and the DNA replication process
Genetics and Evolution
- Interpreting Mendel's laws of inheritance
- Understanding genetic variability
- Recognizing evidence of evolution and natural selection
- Describing protein synthesis
Biological Unity and Diversity
- Classifying plants and identifying plant structure
- Differentiating between plant and animal reproduction
- Understanding predator/prey interactions
- Identifying disorders of the body's systems
Ecology and Environment
- Describing ecosystems, habitats and ecological niches
- Examining the human impact on the environment
- Exploring the effects of overpopulation and overconsumption
- Understanding the water cycle and biogeochemical cycling
ORELA Biology Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
ORELA Biology Exam Breakdown
|NES Biology Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Exam||Approximate Number of Questions|
|Nature of Science||20%||30 questions|
|Biochemistry and Cell Biology||13%||20 questions|
|Genetics and Evolution||27%||40 questions|
|Biological Unity and Diversity||20%||30 questions|
|Ecology and Environment||20%||30 questions|
Registering and Preparing for the ORELA Biology Exam
The ORELA Biology exam is offered throughout the year at test centers across the U.S. To register for the exam online, you must provide contact information, choose a test site and date, and name the institutions you wish to receive your scores. On the day of the test, you must show a government-issued photo ID in order to be admitted. The total exam time is three hours, with fifteen additional minutes allotted for a CBT tutorial.
Our ORELA Biology study guide is filled with all of the information you'll need, organized so that you can practice at your own pace and test yourself along the way. Take advantage of its interactive features, including quizzes and ready-to-use flashcards, to review every important topic and feel confident for the exam. Whether you're learning some of the information for the first time or brushing up after college classes, our course is the best way to prepare.
For more information on registering and preparing for the NES Biology exam, check out our NES Biology Informational Resources.
NES Biology Exam Scoring
You will be able to see your test results right after you finish the test, and a more detailed score report will be posted to your account within 14 days. A score of at least 220 is required to pass the test. Only correct answers count towards your score, so make your best educated guess if you find yourself stuck on a question.
You can find more information about how the NES Biology exam is scored here.
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