Ch 1: About the NES Test

About This Chapter

Study this chapter to learn more about the NES test. These mobile-friendly articles cover essential information about the exam, including its purpose, passing scores and test results.

About the NES Test - Summary & Learning Objectives

This series of short and convenient articles covers basic information about the National Evaluation Series (NES) test. You'll read about the test's purpose, as well as strategies that can help you prepare. These articles help you learn about the following topics:

  • The purpose and format of the NES test
  • NES test preparation strategies
  • Passing scores for the NES test
  • How to interpret NES test results

Resource Benefits

These articles can supplement your NES test preparation experience.

  • They're accessible: You can learn about the NES test on any device that has an Internet connection.
  • They're authoritative: The articles offer well-researched and accurate information about the NES test.
  • They're convenient: The articles can be accessed at any time.
  • They're useful: These articles cover important information about the test.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: About the NES Test
What is the NES Test?

1. What is the NES Test?

NES stands for National Evaluation Series and refers to a group of teacher certification exams. Keep reading for more information on the different types of tests available and learn where and when you can take them.

NES Test Results & Passing Scores

2. NES Test Results & Passing Scores

NES exams use a scaled scoring system, and score reports are typically available within a month of your testing date. Read on for more information on scoring and reporting practices for these tests.

How to Prepare for the NES Test

3. How to Prepare for the NES Test

As a future teacher who is excited about finishing your licensing requirements, you should not let worries about the NES test stand in your way. This lesson offers you plenty of preparation tips that will help you succeed.

Study.com NES Scholarship: Application Form & Information

4. Study.com NES Scholarship: Application Form & Information

Study.com is proud to announce three new scholarships designed to support NES test takers as they go through this pivotal step on the way to becoming certified educators in their state.

NES Test Registration Information

5. NES Test Registration Information

Registering for the NES is one of the first steps you need to take to schedule an exam. This article looks at the steps involved in scheduling, as well as some factors to consider when registering and scheduling NES tests.

NES Test Day Preparation

6. NES Test Day Preparation

Knowing what to expect on test day will help ensure that you are ready to successfully take your NES exam. Continue reading to learn what to take with you, when to arrive and other important test day information.

NES Test Accommodations

7. NES Test Accommodations

When people need extra time to take a test or access to specific types of resources during the testing process they can request test accommodations. The types of accommodations available for the NES test and application process are explored here.

NES Test Retake Policy

8. NES Test Retake Policy

Read on to learn about the retake policy for National Evaluation Series (NES) tests. This article also looks at how to minimize the potential need for a retake and provides you with study resources in the event you do need to sit for an NES test again.

NES Test Cost

9. NES Test Cost

This article looks at the cost of NES tests for different grade levels and subject areas. It also provides information on accepted payment methods and how to qualify for a test fee waiver.

NES Tests in Arizona

10. NES Tests in Arizona

The certification requirements for teachers in Arizona are covered in this article. Learn about the NES tests that you can take to obtain your credentials to teach different subjects or age levels.

NES Tests in New Mexico

11. NES Tests in New Mexico

Teachers in New Mexico must pass several NES approved tests in order to qualify to become a certified teacher. Read on to learn about the testing requirements for different subject areas and grade levels.

How Hard is the NES Test?

12. How Hard is the NES Test?

This article looks at the typical education level needed to take NES examinations. The different question types or testing apps that may impact a person's performance on an NES exam are also explored.

NES Prep Product Comparison

13. NES Prep Product Comparison

Though NES exams are used by various states for teacher certification, comprehensive NES test prep resources are hard to come by for aspiring teachers. To help you find the right resource for your needs, we gathered a list of top NES prep sites and compared what they have to offer.

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