You are given four hours to complete all three sections of the exam. Free preparation materials are available on the CTC website , and they include test specifications and practice test questions. There are multiple study guides available at bookstores, but be sure to look for the most recognized brand names. Take at least one practice test. If you find you need additional help, Teachers Test Prep also offers a variety of paid services, including CBEST Prep Classes taught by live instructors throughout the state, one-on-one online CBEST tutoring with test experts, and CBEST Online Prep programs, which allow you to go through the same material covered in a live class but use a series of online videos that can be viewed from the comfort of home.
The grader will also provide you with written feedback describing what you did well and what you may need to improve to succeed on the exam. Because both the reading and mathematics subtests are comprised of multiple choice questions, the right answer will always be staring you in the face — all you have to do is find it! On many math questions, you can use approximation skills to get you close enough to the right answer to be able to identify it among your choices.
While a variety of different concepts show up on the mathematics subtest, one skill is used most often: In other words, can you take the word problem you are given and translate the key words and phrases in it into the correct mathematical steps that will lead to the correct answer? To help avoid making silly errors, use the scratch paper provided to you to work through problems.
Read the fine print. Quite often on the mathematics subtest, there will be important fine print to be read as part of a diagram, chart, table or graph.
Whenever you come across a visual aid on the exam, be sure to look for that fine print, as it will often alert you to an extra step that must be executed in order to arrive at the correct answer. Put the passage into your own words. While there are many different question types on the reading subtest, the fundamental skill remains the same: Make sure your answer is specific and supported.
Remember, while there are many different question types, there is always going to be one unifying main idea in every passage. Before you launch into your essays on the writing subtest, take a few minutes to jot down a basic outline of your ideas on a piece of scratch paper. Think of it as a roadmap to success. Can you get away with a few typos and a missing comma on the writing subtest? But if your essay is littered with usage errors i.
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