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Summer 2011 brought big changes to California’s teacher tests! CSET-MS, RICA, and CTEL are now entirely computer-based; CBEST’s computer version is now available year-round; CSET single subject exams are still paper-based but are now offered in the morning sessions.  And news is just beginning to appear about the new Mathematics Instruction Authorization Examination for multiple-subject teachers.
That’s a lot of change to digest—for you and for your students.

If you’ve got questions about teacher tests—when they’re given, how they work, how not to let them drag you or your students off course—this is a place to start to find answers. 

HOT NEWS as of early February 2012!

1. CSET-MS preparation before March holidays
is scheduled in East County and in North County! 
See our
CSET-MS page for details!

2. CSET single subject preparation dates
for the March 10 test are here, with preparation
for science, social science, and English,
plus help for those less-taught CSET areas. 
See our
CSET-SS page for details!

3. Our new “Language and Literacy” workshop
covers language structure, grammar, literacy instruction,
and more--just the thing for takers
of CSET English Subtest II or CSET LOTE!
See our
CSET-SS page for dates and times!

4. Watch this space for word of new dates
for CBEST, CSET-Writing, and RICA preparation! 

Want individual tutoring?
Got scheduling conflicts?
Want help with CSET subject areas
that are less commonly taught,
or another state’s test?
Find out how the Testmaven can
here, or email us!

Go to the CBEST page if the issue’s a basic skills test—reading comprehension, essay writing, or basic math.

Go to CSET-MS for help with California’s multiple subjects exam.  Facing single subject exams? Go to CSET-SS. For the reading instruction exam, go to the RICA page; for ESL endorsement, our CTEL page. For other tests in California or elsewhere, or for services to schools or districts, check Other Services—or email us!

Click on this “!” button to download a newly updated overview of CBEST and CSET through the 2011-12 testing year!

Curious about Oregon’s ORELA, NES, and Praxis exams? Click here for a quick overview!Home_files/About_OR_Tests2a_2011-12.pdf
Wondering about Washington’s WEST-B and WEST-E exams? Download a quick overview here!Home_files/About_WA_Tests1_2011-12.pdf
Find addresses, Google maps, and directions for our workshop locations here! 
Not all workshops are given 
in all areas. Locations.html
Breaking news: 
CBEST is still accepted in Oregon for basic skills: it’s just online. Download a matrix of Oregon’s tests here! Home_files/About_OR_Tests_Matrix1_2011-12.pdf