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Ch 1: CSET Test: General Info

About This Chapter

This chapter will provide you with useful information about how to register for CSET tests, CSET waivers, when you can take CSET tests and what the passing rates are. Use these articles to help yourself prepare for the CSET exam(s) you will be taking.

CSET Test: General Info - Summary & Learning Objectives

With this chapter, you have access to resources that will help you find out about CSET registration, administration and scoring. These resources can help you prepare for the CSET tests because they will:

  • Guide you through the registration process
  • Provide you with CSET wavier information
  • Tell you about testing dates
  • Inform you about the passing scores of the CSET tests
  • Give you information regarding the tests' passing rates

Resource Benefits

You will benefit from the resources of this chapter because:

  • They're helpful: These articles provide access to vital information you need to know when you are preparing to take the CSET tests.
  • They're relevant: The information in these articles are kept up to date so that you can have the most accurate information possible.
  • They're accessible: If you have access to an internet-ready mobile device, you can access these articles whenever you need to.
  • They're convenient: Finding this information on the CSET web site can be complicated. This chapter provides key information in an easy-to-use format.

40 Lessons in Chapter 1: CSET Test: General Info
How to Prepare for the CSET

1. How to Prepare for the CSET

There are a number of tests that are part of the CSET test family. This article looks at different resources that can be used to study for CSET tests as well as useful test prep information.

Can You Use a Calculator on the CBEST?

2. Can You Use a Calculator on the CBEST?

The CBEST exam includes a mathematics subtest. Individuals may be wondering what types of calculators they can bring when taking this test. This article looks at the CBEST calculator policy and alternatives individuals can use when testing.

How Hard is the CSET Multiple Subjects Test?

3. How Hard is the CSET Multiple Subjects Test?

The CSET Multiple Subjects test measures a candidate's knowledge of topics ranging from social science to math and art, but a good score is entirely possible with proper preparation and good study habits. Read on to pick up some tips that can make the exam seem much easier.

What is CBEST?

4. What is CBEST?

The CBEST is a test given to aspiring teachers looking to work in California. Read on for more information about the structure, format, and content of this assessment.

How to Register for the CBEST Test

5. How to Register for the CBEST Test

Registering for the CBEST assessment is a quick and easy process that can be completed entirely online. Keep reading for a detailed explanation of how the CBEST registration process works.

What is the CSET Exam?

6. What is the CSET Exam?

The CSET is a series of exams administered to prospective teachers in California. Learn more about the CSET content, format, and scoring system for these tests and how to prepare for them.

CBEST vs. CSET

7. CBEST vs. CSET

The CSET and CBEST are two different types of certification exams for teachers in California. Learn more about the similarities and differences between these tests.

Study.com CSET/CBEST Scholarship: Application Form & Information

8. Study.com CSET/CBEST Scholarship: Application Form & Information

Study.com is proud to announce three new scholarships designed to support CSET/CBEST test takers as they go through this pivotal step on the way to becoming certified educators in the state of California.

Is the CBEST Hard?

9. Is the CBEST Hard?

If you're an aspiring teacher getting ready for the CBEST, familiarizing yourself with exam content can go a long way towards making it less difficult. Read on for more information on what's covered and explore factors that can make it a challenging test.

CBEST Test Dates & Locations

10. CBEST Test Dates & Locations

The CBEST assessment is offered at numerous locations in California and elsewhere across the country, but where and when you can sit for the exam depends on whether you choose to take the computer- or paper-based format.

CSET Exam Dates

11. CSET Exam Dates

Test dates for most of the CSET examination subjects are offered during testing windows, though a few are available continuously throughout the year. For more specific information about CSET test dates, read on.

How to Register for the CSET

12. How to Register for the CSET

Aspiring teachers in the State of California will need to pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in their desired subject area(s). Read on to learn everything you need to know about the CSET registration process.

CSET Waiver Information

13. CSET Waiver Information

The CSET exams are used to assess the content area knowledge of individuals seeking teacher certification in California. However, teachers who want to obtain a Single Subject Teaching Credential can earn a testing waiver for the CSET. Keep reading to learn how.

CSET Constructed Response Examples

14. CSET Constructed Response Examples

Constructed response questions are a large part of the CSET exams. This lesson provides a variety of examples on different subjects so that you can practice on how to answer them effectively.

CSET Passing Rate

15. CSET Passing Rate

Passing scores on the CSET exams are among the requirements for teacher certification in California. Find out the most recent passing rates in a variety of CSET subjects and learn how you can prepare for these exams.

How to Pass the CBEST

16. How to Pass the CBEST

Learn tips and strategies to get ready for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Explore helpful test-taking resources and learn how to make a study plan.

How to Pass the CSET

17. How to Pass the CSET

Learn how you can pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) by checking out this article. Find out how you can study and explore strategies you can use on test day.

How Long Does it Take to Get CSET Results?

18. How Long Does it Take to Get CSET Results?

If you're getting ready for the CSET, you might be anxious to know when you'll receive your test results. Keep reading for a detailed guide on when you can expect to get your CSET results.

What is a Passing Score on the CSET?

19. What is a Passing Score on the CSET?

Find out the score you need to pass your CSET exam and how soon you'll get your results. Then get some test prep resources and additional exam info.

CBEST Passing Rate

20. CBEST Passing Rate

CBEST passing rates vary from subtest to subtest. This article looks at the initial and cumulative passing rates for the complete CBEST, as well as each of the 3 subtests, and provides you with some study resources for this exam.

CBEST Score Information: Passing & Average Scores

21. CBEST Score Information: Passing & Average Scores

This article explores the minimum score requirements for each CBEST subtest and the overall score needed to pass. You can also learn about passing rates and how to have your test scores canceled.

CBEST Test Accommodations

22. CBEST Test Accommodations

There may be legitimate reasons that an individual qualifies to have their CBEST exam method, or testing conditions changed. Read on to learn about who qualifies for testing accommodations, how to apply and the types of adjustments that are possible.

CBEST Test Cost

23. CBEST Test Cost

This article discusses the the CBEST test cost, extra costs test-takers may incur, and the CBEST refund policy. You'll also learn about accepted forms of payment you can use when registering for the CBEST.

CBEST Test Day Preparation

24. CBEST Test Day Preparation

In order to be successful when taking the CBEST exam, it helps to be properly prepared. This article looks at what you need to have with you on test day, what is prohibited and other tips for being ready to take the CBEST test.

CBEST Test Retake Policy

25. CBEST Test Retake Policy

When individuals fail a CBEST subtest or the entire test they must follow the retake policy. This article explains the waiting period for retaking tests and subtests, how to register for a retake and how to prepare to retake the CBEST test.

CBEST Writing Tips

26. CBEST Writing Tips

Individuals preparing to take the CBEST Writing subtest can use this article to familiarize themselves with the test evaluation criteria, find out where to locate test-prep materials and get strategies to use when studying for this subtest.

CSET Math Pass Rates

27. CSET Math Pass Rates

This article looks at the number of test-takers who passed the CSET Mathematics test in 2016-2017, as well as the cumulative passing rate for 2015 to 2017. Passing rates are also broken down by the education level of test-takers.

CSET Multiple Subject Pass Rates

28. CSET Multiple Subject Pass Rates

This article looks at the annual and cumulative passing rates for the CSET multiple subjects test. It also breaks down the passing rates by gender and ethnicity.

CSET Test Accommodations

29. CSET Test Accommodations

It is important to understand what types of adjustments are made to CSET tests or testing processes so that you can apply for accommodations if you qualify. Read on to learn about the CSET accommodations policy.

CSET Test Day Preparation

30. CSET Test Day Preparation

This article explains the things that individuals should do to be ready on their CSET test day. It covers what individuals should and should not bring on test day, as well as several other things test-takers should do to prepare.

CSET Test Retake Policy

31. CSET Test Retake Policy

Individuals who do not pass a CSET test or subtest can learn about the CSET retake policy here and find out how to register for their next test attempt. This article also discusses ways to prepare for a retake.

How to Pass the CSET Multiple Subject Test

32. How to Pass the CSET Multiple Subject Test

How to identify what's on the CSET Multiple Subjects test, find good study materials and learn about the testing system are all covered in this article. Test-takers can use this information to help them pass their CSET test.

How to Study for the CBEST

33. How to Study for the CBEST

This article explores what the CBEST subtests cover, where to access good study materials and other study strategies test-takers can use to prepare for their CBEST exam.

What to Bring to the CBEST

34. What to Bring to the CBEST

There are specific items that you must bring on test day in order to take the CBEST exam. There are also many items that are forbidden. Read on to learn what you must bring and what you can't have when taking the CBEST test.

How Hard is the CSET Math Exam?

35. How Hard is the CSET Math Exam?

The CSET Math exam is a test given to prospective teachers in California. Learn more about this test, and pick up some helpful study tips that will make the test seem much less difficult.

How Hard is the CSET English?

36. How Hard is the CSET English?

Administered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the CSET English test is given to aspiring English teachers in California. Learn more about what's on this test and how to best prepare for it.

How Hard is the CSET Social Science?

37. How Hard is the CSET Social Science?

The CSET Social Science exam is a difficult test that covers a wide range of history, economics, political science, and geography concepts. Learn more about the challenging nature of this assessment, and pick up some tips to help you prepare.

How to Study for the Physical Education CSET

38. How to Study for the Physical Education CSET

Standardized testing can be stressful, especially since there is no specific class to take to prepare you for this exam. This lesson provides a layout of the CSET Physical Education exam and gives you some study ideas.

How to Study for the CSET Science

39. How to Study for the CSET Science

This lesson focuses on the Science California Subject Examination for Teachers, the format, topics to study, and ways to study that will help you get prepared for this exam.

CBEST/CSET Prep Product Comparison

40. CBEST/CSET Prep Product Comparison

From your college program to physical books to online test prep, you have a number of options when it comes to CBEST and CSET test prep. To help you find the resource that fits your needs the best, we compared various CBEST and CSET online test prep.

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