NES Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction test

The NES® for New Mexico

New testing requirement for Elementary Education (K–8) licensure

The New Mexico Public Education Department has adopted the (NES®) National Evaluation Series™ Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction test. All new teachers seeking to be licensed in Elementary Education effective July 1, 2013, will be required to pass this assessment. This NES test applies professionally accepted national learning standards to assess examinees’ knowledge of elementary-level literacy development and reading instruction.

Individuals applying for an initial license in Elementary Education (K–8) must pass the Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction in addition to the New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills, New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Competency (Elementary), and New Mexico Content Knowledge Assessment in Elementary Education.

Are preparation materials available for this test?

Yes. An interactive online study guide, full-length practice test, test framework, and testing tips are available for this test.

Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction

Format Computer-based test (CBT); 150 multiple-choice questions
Time Three hours
Test Dates By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check seat availability.
Test Sites CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center.
Passing Score National Benchmark score: 220

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