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- Available Lessons: 285
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This NES Biology - WEST Exam Study Guide
This WEST 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.
Brush up on your science knowledge in time for your teacher licensing exam with the help of this study guide. Video lessons cover all of the concepts contained in the NES WEST (National Evaluation Series & Washington Educator Skills Test) Biology exam. This course is aligned to the exam domains and includes expertly prepared test tools, references and self-assessment quizzes in order to monitor your preparation throughout the course.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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NES Biology - WEST Course Information
Nature of Science
- Understanding the procedures of scientific inquiry
- Examining the history and nature of science
- Exploring the relationships between biology, engineering, technology, and society
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Describing the chemistry of living systems
- Classifying the cell structures and their functions
Genetics and Evolution
- Understanding molecular genetics
- Explaining the patterns and processes of biological inheritance
- Exploring the evidence for the natural history of life on Earth
Biological Unity and Diversity
- Categorizing the structures and functions of organisms
- Identifying the process and maintenance of homeostasis
- Explaining the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems
Ecology and Environment
- Exploring biological populations and communities
- Categorizing ecosystems and biomes
- Understanding the effects of human actions on the biosphere
NES Biology - WEST (305) Exam Course Format
This NES Biology - WEST course contains 28 chapters with 263 short lessons. Resources include video lessons, quizzes, exams and flashcards. All resources are designed to make sure you are prepared for the WEST Biology NES exam.
NES Biology - WEST Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: multiple choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Biology - WEST (305) Exam Breakdown
|NES Biology - WEST Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Biology - WEST||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 NES Biology - WEST (305) Exam
To register for the test, you'll need to create an account on the WEST website. This account allows you to sign up for the test date and location you want, access your testing history and view your score reports once they become available.
Prepare for the WEST Biology exam with video lessons you can complete on your own time. Our self-paced course format allows you to start, stop or resume your studies whenever it's convenient for you. You can also take advantage of lesson and chapter quizzes as well as a practice final exam.
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Scoring the WEST Biology Exam
The minimum passing score for the WEST Biology exam is 220 points. Your score will be available anywhere from two to six weeks after your test date.
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