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Course SummaryOur in-depth study guide equips you with all of the knowledge you'll need for the ORELA Early Childhood Education exam and teaching young students in Oregon. Learn at your own pace with comprehensive, mobile-friendly video lessons and short quizzes.
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About This ORELA Early Childhood Education Study Guide
This ORELA Early Childhood Education exam has been discontinued and replaced with the NES Early Childhood Education exam. This study guide is up-to-date and designed to prepare you for the current version of the NES Early Childhood Education exam.
Our course covers all of the information you'll need to pass the NES Early Childhood Education exam, which is required by Oregon and other states for students to become early education teachers. The NES exam is a computer-based test containing 150 multiple-choice questions. Each chapter of our course covers an important subject, such as the scientific method or assessment strategies in math, and divides it into short, easy-to-follow lessons to help you learn at your ideal pace. Small quizzes will help you identify the areas in which you need more work so you can prepare thoroughly and feel confident.
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Our course contains lessons covering all of the information required for the NES Early Childhood Education exam. As you advance through the course, you'll become better prepared to answer questions on the complete range of topics included on the examx. Our experts have designed the course to help you gain the knowledge you need in a format that's flexible to your learning style. Topics covered by our course include:
Child Development and Learning
- Observing cognitive and social development in infants
- Understanding theories on cognitive development
- Differentiating between classical and operant conditioning
- Prioritizing health and safety for your children
- Working with children with sensory challenges
Language and Literacy Development
- Understanding the definition of language
- Implementing strategies for teaching reading comprehension
- Identifying characteristics of good writing
- Developing strategies for teaching writing to English-language learners
Learning Across the Curriculum
- Using music, drama, movement and the visual arts to teach children
- Understanding the connection between health and learning
- Being familiar with an overview of U.S. history
- Utilizing assessment strategies in math
- Identifying ecosystems and animal body parts
Professional Relationships and Responsibilities
- Formulating effective classroom strategies
- Describing the family system theory
- Practicing culturally responsive teaching
- Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Act
Our NES course is broken into 19 chapters and 172 lessons, based specifically on the sections of the exam and the topics covered by each. You can measure your progress with practice tests for each chapter and use the included flashcards for quick study sessions when time is limited.
ORELA Early Childhood Education Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
ORELA Early Childhood Education Exam Breakdown
|NES Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Exam||Approximate Number of Questions|
|Child Development and Learning||21%||32 questions|
|Language and Literacy Development||29%||43 questions|
|Learning Across the Curriculum||36%||54 questions|
|Professional Relationships and Responsibilities||14%||21 questions|
Preparing & Registering for the ORELA Early Childhood Education Exam
You can register for the test online by creating an account through the NES website. The exam is offered year-round at testing centers in Oregon and throughout the U.S. At registration, you'll choose a testing location and time before paying the fee. You must show a government-issued photo ID on your test day that matches the name with which you registered.
The short lessons in our course explore all of the information you'll need to prepare for the NES Early Childhood Education exam, including theories on child development, strategies for promoting literacy and the fundamentals of math, social studies and science. Video lessons, interactive quizzes and a comprehensive final exam will help you assess your knowledge prior to exam day.
For more information on registering and preparing for the NES Early Childhood Education exam, check out our NES Early Childhood Education Informational Resources.
Scoring the ORELA Early Childhood Education Exam
You'll receive a scaled score immediately after completing the exam. A more detailed score report will be posted to your account within two weeks of the test date. You can find more information about how the NES exam is scored here.
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