CBEST Test Prep

Test and Certification Preparation Courses

(California Basic Educational Skills Test)

Let our outstanding teachers give you the edge to pass this very important California state teacher’s exam! Our credentialed instructors provide you with expert in-class instruction, successful test-taking strategies, computer-assisted information, and practice testing by topic area. Two class meetings consist of a mathematics review (problem solving, estimation, measurement, and numerical/graphic relationships). One class meeting consists of multiple approaches to help you improve your reading comprehension and essay writing skills. The book included in the course fee is CliffsTestPrep CBEST® preparation guide, revised by authors of BTPS Testing.

The CBEST measures proficiencies in three general areas: reading comprehension, mathematics and essay writing. This test was developed to meet requirements related to credentialing and employment. It is based upon the theory that teachers should be able to use the same skills taught to students – skills essential to students both in the classroom and outside school. All questions (except the essay in the Writing Section) are multiple choice with five answer choices for each question.

What to Expect

Each of the three sections receives a score ranging from 20 to 80. The passing score for each section is 41. The total passing score for the CBEST is 123. If you score below the passing mark on one section (or even on two sections) but your total score is 123 or higher, you can still pass the exam but only if your score in each section is 37 or above. This test is paper based or computer administered.


1) Cliffs Notes CBEST (2010) – ISBN # 978-0470454534
2) Official CBEST website: www.ctcexams.nesinc.com (test information and practice test)

CBEST Test Prep Course Schedule

Major: Education | Program: CBEST Exam Review | * C = Class Canceled *

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Fall 2019

  Course Held at Beach Cities Health District
10/27/201911/17/201943832NXCB 101 01CBEST Review3Su09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$355J Gilmore
 * No class on 11/10/2019

Spring 2020

  Course Held at Beach Cities Health District
01/25/202002/02/202023266NXCB 101 01CBEST Review3Sa/Su09:00 - 15:00BCHC L9$355J Gilmore
 * No class on 02/01/2020

Summer 2020

Schedule coming soon...

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 09/23/19


For information about test administration and application contact:

CBEST Program
Evaluation Systems
P.O. Box 340880
Sacramento, CA 95834-0880
(916) 928-4001 or (800) 262-5080

CBEST Official Website (with Exam Dates) ►

For Questions about CBEST or CSET policies contact:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
(916) 445-7254

The Book included in the course fee is the CliffsTestPrep CBEST Preparation Guide written by the instructors of BTPS Testing.

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 Information & Registration

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