NES Early Childhood Education Practice Test

Prepare for your test with realistic questions.

The NES Early Childhood Education exam is used to assess the readiness of prospective teachers who wish to teach at elementary schools that follow the NES standards.

Click “Start Test” above to take a free NES Early Childhood Education practice test, and check out our premium-quality NES test prep resources by clicking the links below!

NES Early Childhood Exam Outline

The NES Early Childhood Education exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you will be given a time limit of 3 hours.

The exam is split into four content domains.

I. Child Development and Learning (21%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

  • Early childhood development
  • Factors that influence young children’s development and learning
  • Goals, types, uses, and benefits of assessment
  • Creating positive learning environments

II. Language and Literacy Development (29%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

  • Oral language development
  • Promotion of listening and speaking skills in young children
  • Foundations of literacy development in children
  • Reading instruction and comprehension
  • Writing processes and strategies for developing children’s writing competence

III. Learning Across the Curriculum (36%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

  • Music, creative movement, drama, dance, and visual arts
  • Facilitating arts learning for children
  • Health, safety, and physical activity
  • Facilitating learning about health and safety and participation in physical activities
  • Mathematical concepts, skills, and processes
  • Facilitating mathematical learning
  • Social studies concepts, skills, and processes
  • Facilitating social studies learning
  • Science concepts, skills, and processes
  • Facilitating science learning

VI. Professional Relationships and Responsibilities (14%)

The questions in this domain cover the following topics:

  • Strategies for building positive and collaborative relationships with children’s families, community agencies, organizations, and other professionals
  • The roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators

Check Out Mometrix's NES Early Childhood Education Study Guide

Get practice questions, video tutorials, and detailed study lessons

Get Your Study Guide
 Study Guide

NES Early Childhood Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you must first create an online account on the NES website. You may then register for your examination appointment with Pearson VUE.

The testing fee for this exam is $95.

Test Day

On exam day, you should arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center about 30 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin. Once you arrive, you must sign in and present your photo ID to the proctor. You will be photographed and asked to sign a roster and other rule forms.

Personal items are not allowed in the testing room, so they should be left at home or in your car. This includes all electronic devices, bags, keys, wallet, hats, and bags.

Just before the exam starts, you will be given a brief tutorial on the testing system. You will also be given everything you need to work out any calculations by hand (no calculator will be provided).

How the NES Early Childhood Exam is Scored

Your NES score is determined using a scaled scoring method. This method takes your raw score, which is the number of questions you answered correctly, and converts it to a numerical score on a scale of 100 to 300. To pass, your final score must be at least 220.

Check Out Mometrix's NES Early Childhood Education Flashcards

Get complex subjects broken down into easily understandable concepts

Get Your Flashcards
 Flashcards

FAQs

Q

How many questions are on the NES Early Childhood Education exam?

A

There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the exam.

Q

How long is the NES Early Childhood Education exam?

A

The time limit for the exam is 3 hours.

Q

What is the passing score for the NES Early Childhood Education exam?

A

To pass the exam, you much achieve a scaled score of at least 220.

Q

How much does the NES Early Childhood Education exam cost?

A

The examination fee is $95.


By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.

 

by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: May 28, 2024