CSET Test Guides
California Subject Examinations for Teachers® (CSETŪ) test guides have been produced for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) by Evaluation Systems. The purpose of the test guides is to provide information that may be helpful to examinees who are preparing to take subject matter examinations in the CSET program.
You are welcome to download the test guides in part or in their entirety for your use in preparing to take the CSET.
The test guides should be used in conjunction with other CSET-related information provided by the CTC and/or Evaluation Systems and especially the CSET website1, which provides up-to-date information about the CSET program that examinees may find useful.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CSET PROGRAM
The general information provided in this test guide section includes a summary of California requirements for earning a teaching credential, a summary of the process used to develop the CSET, a general description of CSET test administrations, an overview of the types of test questions that typically appear on examinations of the CSET, and some suggestions on how to prepare for and take the CSET.
This information is provided in PDF format. After opening the PDF, click on the "Bookmarks" tab to view any available bookmarks.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT EACH EXAMINATION OF THE CSET
Specific information about each of the examinations of the CSET includes: the subject matter requirements/content specifications that the examination is designed to assess; the structure of the examination, including its subtests and the content domains within each subtest; an annotated list of resources recommended by California educators that can be used to prepare for the examination; the scoring scales and scoring procedures to be applied to written or oral responses; sample test questions; annotated responses to sample multiple-choice questions; and examples of responses to sample constructed-response questions.
For information about examinations for a Bilingual Authorization, including subject matter requirements and sample test questions for CSET: LOTE Subtests IV and V, select your specific language of emphasis from the list of examinations below.
1The information on the CSET website supersedes all previously distributed information concerning the CSET. The CSET program is subject to change at the sole discretion of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; please visit the CSET website for the most up-to-date information.
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