If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher in California, you may want to know if there is another way instead of taking the CBEST test. We answer this question in this post. So join us!
The Absolute Best Book to Ace the CBEST Math Test
The California Basic Educational Skills Test or CBEST is an aptitude test designed to meet the requirements of laws relating to employment and credentialing. There are three subtests in this test:
- Writing skills
This test includes multiple-choice questions and essay writing. Three subtests can be done at the same time or individually. A total score of 123 is required in all three subtests to pass the test.
If you have one of the following, you can skip the CBEST test:
- Get a score of 3 or higher on the College Board AP English exam and a score of 3 or higher on the AP Calculus or the AP Statistics exam.
- Obtain a score of at least 550 on the SAT math exam and a score of at least 500 on the SAT English exam.
- Get a score of at least 23 on the ACT mathematics exam and a score of at least 22 on the ACT English exam.
- Demonstrate proficiency in both English and math at the California State University Early Assessment Program, showing status as “Exempt” or “College Ready” in each part.
- Passed all three subtests CSET: multiple subjects plus the CSET: Writing Skills.
- Passed a basic skills exam from another state.
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