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- Available Lessons: 79
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis entertaining course can help you fully grasp a variety of business concepts as you prepare to take CSET Business Subtest 2. Short lessons, mini-quizzes and comprehensive exams are some of the study resources you can use to improve your understanding and assess your knowledge.
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Take a look at the lessons and quizzes we've included in this informative test prep course if you need some help getting ready for the CSET Business Subtest 2. Professionally written, mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes are provided for your convenient study. This comprehensive guide covers personal finance, economic concepts and microeconomics, among many other topics you'll need to be prepared to answer questions about when you sit for the exam.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Our study guide for the CSET Business Subtest II covers much of what you'll need to understand to perform well on test day. From accounting principles to international economics, the lessons in this guide are thorough, concise and enjoyable. We've created this course to ensure that once you've completed it, you're ready to:
- Detail the principles of finance
- Define concepts in personal finance
- Explain economic concepts
- Discuss microeconomics and macroeconomics
- Outline international economics
- Identify fiscal and monetary policy concepts
- Describe inflation and unemployment
Each of the 70 lessons found in this course are joined by helpful self-assessment quizzes you can use to check your readiness for the exam. A more comprehensive test is included at the end of each of the 10 chapters to help you identify areas of study you may want to focus on.
CSET Business Subtest II Exam Information
If you want to work as a business teacher at a public high school in California, you'll need to pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Business exam. This 3-part exam includes the CSET Business Subtest II, which tests your proficiency in accounting, finance and economics.
- Number of Questions: 42 questions
- Question Type: 40 multiple-choice, 2 constructed-response
- Time Limit: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $99
CSET Business Subtest II Exam Breakdown
|CSET Business Subtest II Exam Concept||Chapter Lessons|
|Accounting Principles||9 lessons|
|Principles of Finance||2 lessons|
|Personal Finance||3 lessons|
|Economic Concepts||6 lessons|
|International Economics||10 lessons|
CSET Business Subtest II Preparation & Registration
Each of the video lessons in our study guide for the CSET Business Subtest II is brief and includes a self-assessment quiz with questions similar to those you'll encounter on the actual test. These lessons can serve as a refresher for information you've already covered in your formal postsecondary education, and they might even introduce you to some topics that you've not encountered before.
The CSET Business exams are paper-based and are offered only four times a year. You must register online approximately a month before your chosen test date; late and emergency registrations are available beyond this point but they require an extra fee. The registration process requires information specific to your education and work experience, and you'll be able to decide which organizations you'd like to receive your scores. On test day, show up at your designated testing center around 7:30 a.m. with photo identification, #2 pencils and the test ticket that will be emailed to you following registration.
CSET Business Subtest II Scoring
You must score at least 220 points to pass the CSET Business Subtest II. Multiple-choice questions are tallied electronically, while the two written questions are evaluated by California educators who score them based on your knowledge of the subject matter and your ability to stay focused and support your arguments. It will take about four weeks before results of your test are available online. Scores will be sent to the organizations you've requested, and they'll remain valid for licensure purposes for up to five years.
Accounting and Finance
The accounting and finance portion of the CSET Business Subtest II includes 25 multiple-choice questions and one brief constructed-response question. These questions will cover the preparation of basic financial statements and the role of technology in accounting. You'll need to know about forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning and be able to calculate the time value of money. Questions specific to personal finance might address consumer credit and debt management; saving, investing and retirement planning; and personal income taxes.
The economics section of the CSET Business Subtest II features 15 multiple-choice and one short essay question. Topics covered include economic scarcity and the function of choice as well as the flow of goods and services. You'll need to understand economic structures and incentives along with market supply and demand schedules. Macroeconomics-focused questions might center on the gross domestic product, effects of inflation and types of unemployment as well as the basic types and functions of money. Additionally, you'll likely have to prove your knowledge of foreign currency and exchange rates.
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