The National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics subtests) is the basic skills test preferred by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
Essential Academic Skills is a National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) test. The NES educator licensure tests provide Oregon with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards.
Candidates seeking initial licensure as a teacher, personnel specialist, or administrator in Oregon may use passing scores on the following Essential Academic Skills subtests:
You may register to take one, two, or all three subtests at an administration.
Computer-based test; multiple-choice questions and a written assignment
|Test Dates||By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check seat availability.|
|Test Sites||CBT sites are located in Oregon and nationwide. Locate a test center.|
|Passing Score||220 per subtest; examinees must pass subtests I, II, and III to pass the test|
|Reference Materials Provided for this Test||None|
$50 for one Essential Academic Skills subtest
$75 for any two Essential Academic Skills subtests
$100 for three Essential Academic Skills subtests
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|Testing Policies||When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. Read them now.|
|Prepare||View the preparation materials available for this test.|
Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.