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Basic skills test preparation

Local resource: For EAS information login to Moodle using the WOU Portal and your PawPrint username and password. Select the “All Courses” link and search for "EAS Test Prep".


Recommended study materials: Study materials for EAS are available for one week check-out in Hamersly Library under Course Reserves: go to Class Stuff, Course Reserves, and search for the appropriate test name (i.e., EAS). Here are the testing reference materials on reserve:


EAS Workshops

Spring 2015:

  • May 14th, 4 - 6 pm (Location TBA)
  • May 15th, 1 - 3 pm (Location TBA)


Download the Flyer for registration information.


This workshop is designed to help reduce test anxiety and to also provide future test takers with information about the test taking process, format, and anticipated types of content they may encounter when taking the Basic Skills Exam that is required for entry into the Education program at Western Oregon University.

EAS Preparation:

The Best Test Preparation for the EAS: Essential Academic Skills Test
Materials available on
CliffsTestPrep CBEST
Cracking the CBEST

(Note: CBEST is a retired test but the materials are still relevant and helpful.)


Elementary Education Subtests I and II

Test preparation study sessions for the Elementary Education Tests are sponsored by NEA and require membership in NEA/OEA ($15), though the sessions are free. Registration must be completed two weeks before the session date. (Note: The OEA Website is listing these sessions under the old name: "ORELA Multiple Subject Exam Prep Workshops")

2 New Test Prep Opportunities!
NES: EES I and II Suggested Study material

WOU College of Education is hosting an OEA workshop to help students prepare for the ORELA NES Elementary Education SubTests 2 & 1 Exam.


Fall: November 24th, 2014: 3:30 - 6:30 pm in WUC Santiam Rm.

Winter: January 8th, 2015

Spring: April 9th, 2015 in ITC 001


Download the Flyer for registration information

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know
What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know
The Remarkable 20th Century
Living Rock, An Introduction to Earth's Geology

WOU Moodle Resource List



NES ESOL preparation:

A free online preparation course is available via To register, login to Moodle using the WOU Portal and your PawPrint username and password. Select the "All Courses" link and search for NES ESOL.

For more information and preparation materials, visit the NES ESOL test page.



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