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 in computer science, OR a practicing educator recently certified/licensed to teach computer science with no more than 3 years teaching experience. Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Current NES Pilot Test Opportunities:

  • NES Computer Science (315) – select PTNT315 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 NES Computer Science.  For the acceptable completion of each pilot test form, participants are offered an incentive of either a $50 Barnes & Noble eGift Card1 or a $75 NES test voucher2 to be used toward future registration fees for a NES test. Test vouchers are transferable and expire one year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each pilot test form3. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Test Information

Each pilot test form consists of 65 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a 105-minute pilot test session of which approximately 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.

For more information about participating in this pilot test, please email ES-NES@pearson.com.

Scheduling Information

NES pilot testing begins January 15, 2018.  You may schedule an appointment starting January 2, 2018.

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 A Barnes and Noble eGift Card is valid for use until the balance is consumed at www.bn.com and has no expiration date.

2 A test registration voucher may be applied toward registration fees for a future National Evaluation Series (NES®) test. Test registration vouchers are transferable and expire one year from the date of issue.

3 Incentives are issued upon verification of acceptable completion of each pilot test form and acceptance of participation terms and conditions. You may choose only one (1) incentive per pilot test form and may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. Additional incentive requests beyond one incentive for each pilot test form completed will not be honored.

Last updated 2018-01-02