NES English Language Arts (319) Practice Test

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What’s on the Test?

Questions: 100
Time limit: 2.5 hours

The NES English Language Arts test contains 100 multiple-choice questions and is timed at 2.5 hours.

The test is split into two sections:

50% of the exam

  • Vocabulary knowledge and acquisition
  • Features, devices, and structures of informational and argumentative texts
  • Reading comprehension
  • Literary genres, elements, and analysis

50% of the exam

  • Acquisition and development of language
  • Speaking and expressive communication
  • Listening and receptive communication
  • Processes and strategies of writing
  • Academic research and inquiry
  • Multimodal presentations
  • Multimedia texts

How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an NES account on their website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is $119.

NES English Language Arts (319) Study Guide and Flashcards

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How the Exam is Scored

The NES English Language Arts test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 300.

You will need a scaled score of at least 220 on each subtest to pass the exam.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.



How many questions are on the NES English Language Arts test?


The test contains 100 questions.


What is the time limit for the NES English Language Arts test?


The test is timed at 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the NES English Language Arts test?


You’ll need a final score of at least 220 to pass the test.


How much does the NES English Language Arts test cost?


The testing fee is $119.