At the March 2013 Board meeting, the members selected the National Evaluation Series (NES) as the assessment to be used for the newly adopted endorsement competencies affected by the Common Core Standards for Students (CCSS). The following WEST-E tests will be affected by the Board's adoption of the NES and will be administered beginning September 3, 2014:
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Middle Level Mathematics
- Secondary English Language Arts
- Secondary Mathematics
The endorsement timeline
chart shows when other endorsement competencies will be updated and transition to the NES.
*In cases where a candidate has attempted one or both subtests
on the WEST-E Elementary Education exam but has only passed one subtest by
Aug. 31, 2014, then the candidate may take the equivalent subtest on the NES
Elementary Education exam to meet the content knowledge skills requirement.
Candidates may access
and use test preparation materials to
begin to prepare for the NES exams. For more information please visit the NES
website. Find "Preparation Materials" label to explore test prep. Washington state specific website will be available September 3, 2014. For information on the NES and passing scores please visit: NES Information