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National Evaluation Series

Tests

What tests do I need to take? Educator certification requirements vary from state to state. NES tests are taken by individuals pursuing certification as entry-level teachers. Please contact the state agency responsible for educator certification in your state for more information.

Information about each test. Get specific information about a test, including when and where you can take the test, and access preparation materials by selecting the test from the following table.

Essential Academic Skills
Subtest I: Reading
Subtest II: Writing
Subtest III: Mathematics
Subtest IV: Technology Literacy
Professional Knowledge
Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary
Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary
Elementary Assessments
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education Subtest I
Elementary Education Subtest II
Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction
Middle Grades Assessments
Middle Grades English Language Arts
Middle Grades General Science
Middle Grades Mathematics
Middle Grades Social Science
Secondary Assessments
Biology
Business Education
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
English Language Arts
Family and Consumer Sciences
General Science
History
Mathematics
Physics
Social Science
K–12 Assessments
Art
Chinese (Mandarin)
English to Speakers of Other Languages
French
German
Gifted Education
Health
Music
Physical Education
School Counselor
School Library Media Specialist
Spanish
Special Education