CSET Test Prep

Test and Certification Preparation Courses

(California Subjects Exam for Teachers)


Due to the current health crisis, the CSET test prep course, which is usually conducted in a classroom setting, will now be conducted online using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance at all class sessions is required.

Get the edge in preparing for the computer-based CSET!  The CSET preparation workshop will cover a five-point learning advantage developed by the authors of CliffsTest Prep CSET®. (1) expert instruction—benefit from in-class instruction with credentialed teachers and specialists in the field of test preparation; (2) assessment—learn to identify your strengths and target your weaknesses; (3) review—receive instruction about the domain areas, question types, test-taking strategies, and scoring; (4) class materials—receive a comprehensive textbook with three full-length practice tests; and (5) free-repeat policy—repeat the prep class as often as necessary for extra subject-area review.

Strategies and techniques for answering the multiple-choice and constructed-response questions will be discussed and selected areas will be reviewed. This workshop is designed to help students apply their knowledge to meet exam requirements in each of the exam subtests, but is not a substitute for formal academic course work. CSET test areas include: Subtest I – History/Social Science and Reading, Language & Literature; Subtest II – Science and Math; Subtest III – Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Human Development. The book included in the course is written by the faculty of BTPS Testing, CliffsTestPrep CSET® with CD/ROM (2012)including three full-length practice tests for enhanced home study.

Aligned with California Subject Matter Requirements

The CSET: Multiple Subjects computer-based exam is designed to evaluate subject-matter competence and Common Core Standards. Your success on the CSET: Multiple Subjects exam depends upon your measured knowledge and skill in the subject matter taught in California classrooms. The exam is based upon the California classroom framework, curriculum and instructional materials. This test is a broad-range exam that includes these sections: Reading, Language, and Literature; History and Social Science; Science and Mathematics; and Physical Education, Human Development and Visual and Performing Arts.

The test consists of 143 multiple-choice questions and 11 short constructed-response questions. There are three subtests:

  • Subtest I – Reading, Language, and Literature (26 mc questions and 2 SCR questions); History and Social Science (26 mc questions and 2 SCR questions)
  • Subtest II – Science (26 mc questions and 2 SCR questions); Math (26 mc questions and SCR questions)
  • Subtest III – Physical Education (13 mc questions and 1 SCR question); Human Development (13 mc questions and 1 SCR question); Visual and Performing Arts (13 mc questions and 1 SCR question)

Scores range from 100-300 for each subtest. In each subtest, the multiple-choice section is worth 70% and the short constructed-response section is worth 30%. To pass each subtest, you need about 65-70% correct on the multiple-choice questions and an average score of about “2” on each short constructed- response question. There is no penalty for guessing, so never leave an answer blank. Always attempt a response on the short constructed-response questions since you may get at least partial credit for attempting an answer. A calculator is provided on your computer screen during the test. You may register for 1, 2 or all 3 subtests.

Resources

  1. Cliffs Notes CSET (2017) including 2 full-length practice tests – ISBN #978-0-544-65108-1
  2. Official CSET website: www.ctcexams.nesinc.com

The book included in the course fee is the CliffsTestPrep CSET-Multiple Subjects Preparation Guide (2012) written by instructors of BTPS Testing.

CSET Test Review Schedule

Major: Education | Program: CSET Test Review | * C = Class Canceled *

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Fall 2020

10/04/202010/25/202049294NXCS 101 01CSET California Subjects Exam4Su09:00 - 15:00online$455J Gilmore
Note: Course materials (included in cost of tuition) will be mailed to the home address listed in the student account. Registration Deadline: 9/28/20.

Spring 2020

05/10/202005/31/202023267NXCS 101 01CSET California Subjects Exam3Su09:00 - 16:00online$455J Gilmore
 * No class on 05/24/20.
Note: Course materials (included in cost of tuition) will be mailed to the home address listed in the student account.

Summer 2020

Schedule coming soon...
 

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 08/03/20

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For information about test administration and application contact:

CSET Program
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
P.O. Box 340880
Sacramento, CA 95834-0880
(800) 205-3334 or (916) 928-4003

 

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 Information & Registration

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