National Evaluation Series™ (NES®)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson conducting a pilot test of items for the National Evaluation Series program.

To be eligible to participate in the pilot test, you must be a junior, senior, or graduate student currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and preparing for educator certification/licensure at the early childhood level, OR a practicing educator recently certified/licensed at the early childhood level with no more than 3 years teaching experience. Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Please note that due to high demand, all field test opportunities for the NES program are currently closed. It is not possible to register for new appointments or to reschedule existing appointments. If you need to cancel an existing appointment, please use the link on the right side of this page.

Current NES Field Test Opportunities:

  • NES Early Childhood Education: Birth-Prekindergarten (106) – select PTNT106 when scheduling
  • NES Early Childhood Education: Age 3-Age 8 (107) – select PTNT107 when scheduling

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable practice in computer-based testing and have the opportunity to view and respond to items that may appear on future test forms for the NES. Upon valid completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered a $50 Barnes & Noble eGift card. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each test form1.
Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Test Information

Each pilot test consists of up to 69 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a 90- or 105-minute session of which approximately 70-85 minutes are provided to respond to the questions. (The remaining 20 minutes include a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.) Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot test appointments are not available). Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email

Scheduling Information

NES pilot testing begins July 17, 2017. You may schedule an appointment starting July 10, 2017.

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

1 To be eligible for an incentive, participants must be qualified in the specific field for which they are taking a pilot test and they must complete the pilot test as instructed. You are eligible to receive only one incentive per test session and may take up to two (2) pilot tests. Additional incentive requests beyond two (2) pilot-test sessions will not be honored.

Last updated 2017-07-27