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National Evaluation Series

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The Advanced System for Educator Certification

The NES offers states a new choice in educator certification testing through carefully developed, comprehensive teacher certification tests based on professionally reviewed and accepted academic standards.

The NES is from the most experienced company in standards-based teacher certification testing, the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. And the NES is backed by world-class customer service. Learn more.

For Test Takers

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Discover How the NES

  • Addresses the need for teachers prepared for 21st-century classrooms through contemporary test content aligned to national subject and pedagogy standards
  • Accommodates teacher candidates by providing a convenient and on-demand computer-based teacher certification testing program with immediate score reports
  • Allows states to reach out to a national pool of qualified candidates using portable results

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