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Content knowledge testing

Content knowledge testing

Washington state requires that all prospective teachers show proficiency in their respective content area(s).

That proficiency is measured by either the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsements (WEST-E), or the National Evaluation Series (NES) test, depending on the subject area. Candidates may register for either of these tests through the WEST website.

Additionally, those seeking an endorsement in a Designated World Language or bilingual education must also pass an oral- and language-proficiency exam administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Washington. Students needing to pass the ACTFL exam may register here.





NES test prep

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