CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics test-taker, including 2023-24 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.

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  • Number and Quantity; Algebra (Test Code 211)
  • Geometry; Probability and Statistics (Test Code 212)
  • 35 multiple-choice and 3 constructed-responses each for Subtests 1 and 2
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes each for Subtests 1 and 2
  • 220 per subtest (scaled score)

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Overview

California educators planning to teach mathematics at the secondary school level typically must pass the CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics exam. CSET Foundational-Level Math consists of two subtests. Each CSET Mathematics subtest may be taken and passed separately.

Subtest 1 covers Number and Quantity, and Algebra.

Subtest 2 covers Geometry, and Probability and Statistics.

Both subtests consist of both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. A graphing calculator will be allowed for Subtest 2 only. Examinees must bring an approved graphing calculator to the test administration.

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Testing Costs

2023-24 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2023-24 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration for Subtest 1 (211) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 2 (212) $99 test registration fee
Change of registration No fee
Additional copy of test results  $10 per copy
Score verification for constructed-response (CR) section $50 per subtest
Fee to clear an account $20


CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates

2023-24 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics exam is available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays), on a first-come, first-served basis during the testing windows listed below.

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates Results Release Date
10/23/23 - 11/19/23 12/8/23
11/20/23 - 12/17/23 1/5/24
12/18/23 - 1/14/24 2/2/24
1/15/24 - 2/11/24 3/1/24
2/12/24 - 3/10/24 3/29/24
3/11/24 - 4/7/24 4/26/24
4/8/24 - 5/5/24 5/24/24
5/6/24 - 6/2/24 6/21/24
6/3/24 - 6/30/24 7/19/24
7/1/24 - 7/28/24 8/16/24
7/29/24 - 8/25/24 9/13/24
8/26/24 - 9/22/24 10/11/24
9/23/24 - 10/20/24 11/8/24
10/21/24 - 11/17/24 12/6/24


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official CSET website at https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

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