Ch 59: NES: Electoral Systems

About This Chapter

Watch brief video lessons and take practice quizzes to review electoral systems for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Electoral Systems - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers everything you'll need to know about different types of elections and the United States electoral system for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. You'll find lessons on the following topics:

  • The U.S. electoral system, elections and representation
  • Plurality and majority-based voting
  • The differences between indirect and direct elections
  • Recalls, primaries and runoffs

Each of these video lessons explains essential concepts in ten minutes or less. Use the lesson transcripts to skim the lesson topics or follow along with the instructors. Test what you've covered with self-assessment quizzes, and contact our instructors if you have any questions.

NES: Electoral Systems Objectives

These lessons prepare you for questions about the U.S. electoral system in the Government subsection of the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. This portion of the test accounts for about 19% of the total score. You'll be asked about the major features of the U.S. electoral system, and required to understand how citizens take part in the political process.

The NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions on history, geography, culture, government and economics. The test takes three hours to complete and is delivered electronically. Prospective middle school social science teachers in certain states are required to take the exam to obtain licensure.

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