NES Middle Grades Social Science Test
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Latest NES Middle Grades Social Science (202) Examination for 2015-2016
Candidates dreaming of becoming an educator in Social Science for Middle Grades should take the NES Middle Grades Social Science to obtain certification. This test is a computer based test with 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will be given three hours to complete the test. After the test, a scaled score is provided immediately and within two weeks of testing score reports will be released. Testing fee is $95. National benchmark score for this test is 220, candidates are highly motivated to study well to not just got the benchmark score but to aim higher score.
Topics for Your Upcoming Test
Listed below are the main topics with their respected subtopics. This lists will help test takers lessen the scope of their study and can help them focus on the topics listed below. It is highly motivated that candidates must scan their stock knowledge ahead of time to avoid time pressure and anxiety.
• Historical concepts, terms, sources, perspectives, and research skills
• Major developments in world history from the beginnings of human society to 1350 CE
• Major developments in world history from 1350 to 1850
• Major developments in world history from 1850 to the present
• Understand major developments in early U.S. history from the precontact period to 1789
• Major developments in U.S. history from 1789 to 1877
• Major developments in U.S. history from 1877 to 1929
• Major developments in U.S. history from 1929 to the present
Geography and Culture
• Geographic terms, concepts, sources and research skills
• Physical features, physical systems, and interaction between the environment and human societies
• Human systems
• Political science concepts, terms, perspectives, and research skills
• Foundations of U.S. government, the U.S. political process, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship
• Structure, organization, and operation of different levels of government in the United States
• Basic economic concepts, microeconomics, and consumer economics and personal finance.
• Macroeconomics and international economics
Coverage of the Test
Proper time handling during your study would be the key to ace the exam during your review period. Giving high allocation of time spend in studying to heavy part of the exam will be a big plus! Here are the list of main topics with their respected weighted percentage.
History which covers 50% of the examination
Geography and Culture which covers 19% of the examination
Government which covers 19% of the examination
Economics which covers 12% of the examination
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