Posts Tagged ‘CSET’

CSET, CBEST and RICA Test Prep

January 18, 2011

A key step in California teacher certification is passing the CSET, CBEST and/or RICA.  If you need help, a good option to consider is Teachers Test Prep, Inc.

Teachers Test Prep offers prep classes, private tutoring and online preparation for the CSET Multiple Subjects exam, and CSET Single Subject Math, Science, Social Science, and English, CBEST and the RICA.  At Teachers Test Prep, you can find free online study guides and practice tests for all these exams.

The CSET Multiple Subjects Practice Test is made up of three subtests: Subtest 1 is langauage, literature and history, Subtest 2 is math and science, and Subtest 3 is arts, PE and human development.  The CBEST Practice Test is comprised of reading, writing, and math sections.  The RICA Practice Test is a single exam , which includes multiple choice questions and a number of constructed responses and a case study, all related to teaching reading.  The CSET Mathematics Practice Test is made up of three subtests: Subtest 1 is algebra and number theory, Subtest 2 is geometry, statistics and probability, and Subtest 3 is calculus and math history.  The CSET Science Practice Test for general science is comprised of two subtests covering essentially every major domain of science.  The CSET Social Science Practice Test is made up of three subtests: Subtest 1 is world history and geography, Subtest 2 is U.S. history and geography, and Subtest 3 is civics, economics, and California history.  And the CSET English Practice Test is comprised of four subtests which cover the gamut of language, literacy, rhetoric, composition, etc.; Subtests 1 and 2 are multiple choice and Subtests 3 and 4 are written response.

Hopefully you will find these free online resources helpful as you prepare for your exam.

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CSET Single Subject and Multiple Subjects Test Prep

September 18, 2008

While there seem to be a number of CSET Multiple Subjects test prep classes available, there seem to be far fewer for the Single Subject exams, or at least those that do exist for the CSET Single Subjects are a lot harder to find. 

The blog Teacher Guy’s CSET Test Tips has a link to a CSET test prep website which actually offers a listing of several CSET Multiple Subjects and CSET Single Subject test prep programs.  The website, aptly titled CSET Test Prep not only lists a number of good classes by area, but also gives some good reviews on study guides and some great advice on CSET test preparation in general.

If you’re looking for info on CSET test prep programs in your area, definitely take a moment to check out the above sites.