NES Biology Test Prep Study Guide

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

You probably think this is a typical study guide. However, Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial NES Biology Test Prep Study Guide: Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the National Evaluation Series Biology 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 Biology Test Prep Study Guide gives you the edge you need to score higher and pass the first time.

Best of all, Cirrus Test Prep’s NES Biology Test Prep Study Guide 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:

  • Animals

  • Plants

  • Ecology

  • Technology and Social Perspectives

  • The Nature of Science

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Biological Classification


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

But before you buy NES Biology Test Prep Study Guide, 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 NES Biology test gauges college-level content knowledge in biology and life sciences, as well as the necessary skills for biology. Candidates are expected to demonstrate thorough and extensive conceptual knowledge of subjects including cell biology, organismal biology, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, biological diversity, and ecology. You will also be expected to demonstrate mastery of key skills including scientific inquiry, research, and real-world connections. The content is divided into five subareas, further divided into a total of fifteen objectives. You will have three hours to answer 150 multiple-choice questions.

How is the NES scored?

On the NES, the number of correctly answered questions are used to create your scaled 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 tests. There is no penalty for guessing on the NES, so be sure to eliminate answer choices and answer every question. If you still do not know the answer, guess; you may get it right!

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 Biology Test Prep Study Guide?

You can find NES Biology Test Prep Study Guide for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Just click the link next to our book, the image of our book itself, or the links we provided in the sentence above!

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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