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Course SummaryThis study guide offers aspiring elementary teachers the opportunity to review basic information about English and social studies. All of the material that one would be tested on when taking the NES exam (formerly the Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments Elementary Education Subtest I) is covered in this course.
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27 chapters in ORELA Elementary Education - Subtest I: Practice & Study Guide
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About This Course
You can use the NES Elementary Education Subset I to help you study. Language development, phonics, reading comprehension and literary analysis are just some of the topics you will review in this chapter. You will also study details about world and U.S. history, geography and economics. Other topics you can expect to review in this comprehensive study guide include the following:
- Word analysis and fluency
- Teaching and understanding vocabulary words
- Literary devices
- Informational, expository and technical texts
- Written, verbal and graphic communication processes
- Proofreading and using reference materials
- Effective writing and speaking skills
- Concepts in government
- U.S. citizenship and foreign policy
- Economic systems
- Global trade and exploration
- Ancient civilizations and modern world history
- Major U.S. and world conflicts
- Reading and understanding maps
- Social science research
About the Exam
The NES exam measures one's content area knowledge of English and social science concepts that they would need to know as licensed elementary teachers. It is a computer-based exam containing 75 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are given one hour and 30 minutes to complete the entire subtest, which is broken down into two content domains: Reading and English Language Arts and Social Studies. Approximately 47 questions are found in the English portion of the exam and approximately 28 in the Social Studies section. A score of 220 must be attained to pass this subtest.
Preparing & Registering for the NES Exam
In this extensive course, you will have the opportunity to study all of the topics found on this subtest. English topics discussed in this guide include phonological development; reading development; literary structure; aspects of persuasive texts; and writing organization. Other English topics emphasize grammar rules, punctuation and spelling. Social studies concepts addressed in this guide include government structure and documents; international relations and globalization; and world economies. Additional social studies focal points include notable historical figures and events; and earth structures and history. Short, easily accessible lessons are available 24/7 so study is convenient and flexible. Self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams can be used to determine if you need more review or are fully prepared to take the NES exam.
You must create an account on the NES website to register for this or any NES exam. Once you have submitted all required information and your exam fee payment, a confirmation email will be sent from Pearson. This email will confirm the test date and site you chose when registering. Proper ID must be presented at the test site on the day of the exam.
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