As of 1/5/15, most New Mexico Teacher Assessments have been replaced by equivalent NES (National Evaluation Series) Tests
Posted on August 6, 2015
News worth knowing! New Mexico Teacher Assessments Program Update.
The updated NMTA program now consists of two kinds of computer-based tests:
- NMTA custom tests. These tests were developed specifically for the state of New Mexico. Information and registration for these tests is on this NMTA website.
- NES® (National Evaluation Series™) tests. The NES is a nationally available teacher certification testing program with tests that are aligned to professionally accepted national subject and pedagogy standards. Effective January 5, 2015, most custom NMTA tests will be replaced by equivalent NES tests as the official tests to fulfill many testing requirements for New Mexico teacher licensure or endorsement. Information and registration for NES tests is on the NES website (the test links on this website will redirect you).
All tests in the program, both custom NMTA and NES, address areas covered by New Mexico state standards.
All NES tests and NMTA custom tests are computer-based. This means access to tests by appointment, year round—examinees do not have to wait for an assigned date before testing.
For more information, visit http://www.nmta.nesinc.com/
You can find the passing score, other information, and links to preparation materials for each test through "Test Selection".
Please see the PED website at www.ped.state.nm.us for additional information about educator licenses and endorsements.
The tables below list each type of test, as well as which NMTA test a NES test replaced.
NES® (National Evaluation Series™) Test
Replaced NMTA Test
|Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Elementary||Assessment of Teacher Competency—Elementary|
|Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Secondary||Assessment of Teacher Competency—Secondary|
|Elementary Education (Subtests I and II)||Elementary Education|
|English Language Arts||Language Arts|
|English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages|
|Essential Academic Skills (Subtests I, II, and III)||Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills|
|Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction||N/A|
|Family and Consumer Sciences||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|Middle Grades English Language Arts||Middle Level Language Arts|
|Middle Grades General Science||Middle Level Science|
|Middle Grades Mathematics||Middle Level Mathematics|
|Middle Grades Social Science||Middle Level History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Government|
|Physical Education||Physical Education|
|School Counselor||School Counselor|
|School Library Media Specialist||Library/Media|
|Social Science||History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Government|
|Special Education||Special Education|