CSET Test

What is the CSET Test?

The CSET stands for California Subject Examinations for Teachers. It includes a variety of exams used in California and other states to give an official agreement and credential prospective teachers in the K-12 education. Many of the tests in CSET tests consist of multiple choice questions and constructed response sections.

The CSET was developed by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to determine whether or not an individual possesses the knowledge required to be an entry-level educator in the California public system.

The CSET test consists of three subsets.

  • Subset 1 covers reading, language, literature, and history.
  • Subset 2 covers math and science.
  • Subset 3 covers visuals and performing arts, PE, and human development.

The CSET test usually consists of 90-150 multiple-choice questions including some essays, short open-ended responses, and other similar types of questions. The candidate has to finish each exam session in five hours, and each exam session has one or two sessions depending on the exam. The exam has points from 100-300 with 240 set as the minimum score to qualify for the CSET test.

Eligibility

A candidate is eligible for the CSET test only if he registers for this exam. This registration can be done by registering on the internet, registering by telephone, or submitting a registration form for the CSET exam. All the terms and conditions shall be accepted by the applicant which is the main criteria for applying to the California Subject Examination for Teachers.

Requirements

The basic requirements which are required for CSET test are:

  1. Basic Skills Requirement
  2. Subject matter competence requirement
  3. No Child Left Behind subject matter requirement
  4. Educational technology requirement
  5. Competence requirement for effective teaching of English learners

Preparation

To prepare for the CSET test, the following can be referred:

  • CSET General Science 118, 119.
  • A preparation book.
  • Make use of the XAM CSET General Science 118, 119 Study Guide.

Ranking

The scoring in this test depends on how well you perform in the exam. The test is evaluated based on your skills and knowledge against a thriving standard and not in respect of the performance of other test-takers.

Dates

Sep. 6, 2014 Aug. 8, 2014 Aug. 26, 2014 Sep. 2, 2014 Oct. 6, 2014
Nov. 1, 2014 Oct. 3, 2014 Oct. 21, 2014 Oct. 28, 2014 Dec. 1, 2014
Jan. 10, 2015 Dec. 12, 2014 Dec. 30, 2014 Jan. 6, 2015 Feb. 9, 2015
Mar. 7, 2015 Feb. 6, 2015 Feb. 24, 2015 Mar. 3, 2015 Apr. 6, 2015
May 2, 2015 Apr. 3, 2015 Apr. 21, 2015 Apr. 28, 2015 June 1, 2015
July 11, 2015 June 12, 2015 June 30, 2015 July 7, 2015 Aug. 10, 2015

 


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