NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary
Study Guide 2019 – 2020

What comes with Cirrus Test Prep’s NES Professional Study Guide?

You probably think this is a typical study guide. However, Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary Study Guide 2019 – 2020: NES 051 Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the National Evaluation Series Exam isn't like other study guides. Because we know you value your time, our unofficial study guide includes a quick yet full review of everything on the test with real examples, graphics, and information. Cirrus Test Prep’s NEW NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary Study Guide 2019 – 2020 gives you the edge you need to score higher and pass the first time.

Best of all, Cirrus Test Prep’s NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary Study Guide 2019 – 2020 offers you:

  • A full review of what you need to know for the NES exam

  • NES practice questions for you to practice and improve and worked through practice problems with explanations

  • Test tips and strategies to help you score higher

  • Real world examples

Our NES prep book covers all the material that will be on your exam, including:

  • Students as Learners

  • The Instructional Process

  • Assessment

  • Professional Development, Leadership, and Community

… and also comes with two FULL NES practice tests, so that you will be ready on test day.

But before you buy NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary Study Guide 2019 – 2020, you may find yourself wondering, what is the NES? What is on the NES? How is the NES scored? How is the NES administered? We are the NES experts, and we are happy to answer all your questions below!


Some Frequently Asked Questions about the NES…

What is the NES?

The NES is a national testing program that assesses an examinee’s knowledge and skills in accordance with professionally accepted standards of teaching. Each state and school district uses the tests and scores in different ways, so be sure to check the certification requirements in your state. The NES website contains information detailing the role of the NES tests in determining teaching certification in your state, what scores are required, and how to transfer scores from one state to another.

What is on the NES?

The content in this guide will prepare you for the NES exam. Using both multiple choice questions and writing assignments that include one case study and one work product, this test assesses whether you possess the knowledge and skills necessary to become an elementary teacher. The following table offers an approximation of how many questions you will encounter in each concept area. You have a maximum of three hours to complete the entire test. You should expect to write 200 – 300 words for each written assignment. The case study covers concepts in assessment, instruction, and the learning environment. You will be provided a case to analyze and answer a two-part prompt. The work product question covers professional responsibilities of teachers; a work related situation will be described along with prompts that ask you to reflect on the situation.

You will answer approximately thirty multiple-choice questions (24 percent of the test) on Student Development and Learning. You should have a solid understanding of children’s developmental processes, student diversity, and learning goals and objectives; instructional plans should apply all of this knowledge. These aspects will affect student learning, so you should know how to create an instructional environment that is engaging, effective, and appropriate.

You will answer approximately fifty multiple-choice questions (40 percent of the test) and one case study (10 percent of the test) on Assessment, Instruction, and the Learning Environment. Your teaching should incorporate assessment that monitors student achievement, understanding, and performance, and feedback that is helpful, flexible, and timely. You should be able to use communication methods and technology to help deliver instruction in different contexts. Be familiar with techniques for managing the behavior of students and creating a productive and organized learning atmosphere. As a teacher, your classroom should feel safe for your students and be conducive to excellence, equity, and learning.

You will answer approximately twenty multiple-choice questions (16 percent of the test) and one work product written assignment (10 percent of the test) on the Professional Environment. Your role as a teacher will include serving as an advocate and resource for learners, their families, and administration; you should be able to communicate effectively with families and other professionals. This section will assess your knowledge of an educator’s ethical and legal requirements and the structure of the education system. sure to respond to the entire assignment and answer each prompt.

How is the NES scored?

On the NES, the number of correctly answered questions is used to create your score. Scores are scaled to a number in the range of 100 – 300, with a national benchmark of 220. This benchmark does not necessarily translate to a passing score. Passing scores are determined by the administration of the state in which you are applying for licensure. The score shows your performance on the test as a whole and is scaled to allow comparison across various versions of the test.

The multiple-choice questions are equally weighted and account for 80 percent of your overall score. The two written assignments are worth 10 percent each, composing the remaining 20 percent. The preceding tables offer a breakdown of the concepts covered in the multiple-choice sections of the test. Keep in mind that some multiple-choice questions are experimental questions for the purpose of the NES test writers and will not count toward your overall score. However, since those questions are not indicated on the test, you must respond to every question. There is no penalty for guessing on NES tests, so be sure to eliminate incorrect answer choices and answer every question. If you still do not know the answer, guess; you may get it right!

On the written assignments, two graders assign a score of 1 – 4 to each response. The responses are scored holistically, with high scores given to responses that show a thorough understanding of the prompt by being accurate, effective, and complete. Each response will be scaled and contribute to 20 percent of your overall score.

How is the NES administered?

The NES is a computer-administered test. The NES website allows you to take practice tests to acclimate yourself to the computerized format. The NES is available at testing centers across the nation and world. To find a testing center near you, go to the Pearson Vue website.


Why should I use Cirrus Test Prep’s NES study material?

Developed by experienced current and former educators, Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials help future educators gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass their state-level teacher certification exams and enter the classroom. Each Cirrus Test Prep study guide includes: a detailed summary of the test’s format, content, and scoring; an overview of the content knowledge required to pass the exam; worked-through sample questions with answers and explanations; full-length practice tests including answer explanations; and unique test-taking strategies with highlighted key concepts. Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials ensure that new educators feel prepared on test day and beyond.

Where can I buy NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary Study Guide 2019 – 2020?

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Pearson Education, Inc. was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Cirrus Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product.


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