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Course SummaryThe ORELA School Library Media Specialist test has been replaced by the NES School Library Media Specialist exam. This comprehensive test preparation course, which contains short lessons and practice quizzes, is designed to get you fully prepared for the exam.
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About This Course
Work through this course at your own pace to study all of the concepts that appear on the National Evaluation Series (NES) School Library Media Specialist exam. As you work through the course's engaging lessons and self-assessments, you'll review and memorize important concepts related to library media programs, literacy promotion, school library environments and more. The course is aligned with the following exam topics:
- Library media program roles
- Collaboration/communication in school libraries
- Library media specialist roles/responsibilities
- The development and management of school library environments
- Library media program planning and evaluation
- Literacy promotion strategies
- Information literacy methods and materials
- Young adult and children's literature
- Diverse student group services and resources
- Teaching strategies for school libraries
- Library assessment data and resource management
About the Exam
There are three sections on the NES School Library Media Specialist exam (The Library Media Program, Promoting Information Literacy Skills and Program Administration). This computer-delivered test is currently used for teacher licensure purposes in the state of Oregon, and you'll be tasked with answering 150 multiple-choice questions about library media concepts. The exam must be completed in three hours, and test-takers much achieve a passing score of 220.
NES School Library Media Specialist Exam Preparation and Registration
This course allows you to create your own study schedule, and its online format helps you prepare for the NES exam at home, school, work or wherever you have an Internet connection. As you work through the course, you'll review engaging lessons about the library media arts and library media specialist roles. Lessons come with self-assessments to help you remember key terms, teaching strategies and instructional concepts. Be sure to take the chapter exams and submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help. The course also comes with a final exam to help you evaluate your readiness for the NES test.
Exam registration can be completed through the NES website's online registration system. The registration process involves selecting an upcoming test date, choosing a nearby testing center, paying an exam fee and agreeing to NES testing policies. A score report will be sent to you a few weeks after you take the exam.
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