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National Evaluation Series

The NES® Assessments for Tennessee

The NES (National Evaluation Series) Mathematics and Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) tests are now used by the Tennessee Department of Education to fulfill the subject matter testing requirement for licensure.

Who needs to take a NES test?

Applicants seeking initial licensure or additional endorsements can take and pass the NES (National Evaluation Series) Mathematics or Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) as one part of the testing requirements for Tennessee licensure. Information about policy on professional assessments is available on the Tennessee State Board of Education website opens in a new window. Please reference policy 5.105: Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators.

How can I learn more about the NES Mathematics and Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) tests?

For specific information about the NES Mathematics and Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary), including test fees, test session lengths, and policies and rules, select the test below:

How do I register? When and where can I test?

Register online at any time. The NES Mathematics and Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) are computer-based tests available Monday through Saturday at test centers across the country.

Before registering, you may:

When will I get my test results?

Test results will be available within two weeks of testing. Select "Get Results" to view your test results. You may also choose during registration to have your test results emailed to you.

What is the passing score?

The Tennessee State Board of Education adopted the national benchmark passing score of 220 for both NES tests.

Are preparation materials available for this test?