CBEST - California Basic Educational Skills Test

About Our CBEST Workshops

The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) contains reading, mathematics, and writing content which can be quite challenging, not only in its content, but also in the way questions are asked. The CBEST Math section abounds with “answer traps” designed to catch unwary test-takers, and the format and writing methods required in the CBEST Writing evaluation can easily present a problem if you are unprepared.

Fortunately, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) publishes Content Specifications listing exactly what is expected of candidates taking the CBEST. These are the key concepts you need to know in order to pass-- and this is exactly what we cover in each of our CBEST Workshops.

Your CBEST Workshop will also teach you proven test-taking strategies designed specifically for the CBEST, including how to avoid decoys and choose the right answer on Reading and Math multiple choice questions and how to use the specific format and methodology test graders are seeking on the Writing section.  After each section of subject matter instruction, the class will look at relevant practice test questions from our Version 1 Practice Test*, and your instructor will give you guidance on how to apply what you've learned on the actual exam.  (*This practice test is available free on our website, and your instructor will also provide you a printed copy in class.)

What's more, every Prep Class includes 3 months of free online access to our Core Slideshow, the same slides used in class, so that you can continue studying what you've learned.  (Slideshow access begins on the date of your class.  If you wish to begin studying before the class, we recommend purchasing one of our CBEST Online Prep programs, which include a host of great study features.  And if you purchase a Core Plus or Golden Apple Online Prep program, you will also receive a substantial discount on our live prep class.)

We're very proud of our CBEST Workshops, and we're confident that they'll help you succeed. That’s why every class is guaranteed.* If you take our CBEST Prep Course and don't pass, you can take it again, free.


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* Our Guarantee: If you take any Teachers Test Prep class and don't pass the corresponding Subtest, you can take that Prep Class again with no charge. Offer is good for one additional session only and expires after 12 months from the date of purchase. Offer is not transferable and cannot be applied to other subtest classes. Official admission materials, including receipt and photo ID, must be brought to the second session in order to be admitted. Offer applies to Prep Classes only and does not apply to any of our other products or services. Free class subject to availability and occupancy restrictions. You must register for your free retake in advance using our online retake registration system accessible from your My Account Dashboard page under "Credits." No "walk-ins" will be admitted. We reserve the right to discontinue classes without notice.

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