Passing the CSET: English Test ABOUT THIS BOOK AND TESTware REA's The Best Teachers' Test Preparation for CSET: English Subtests I-IV is a comprehensive guide designed to assist you in preparing for an English educator license in California. To enhance your chances of success in this important step toward your career as an English teacher, this test guide along with REA's exclusive TESTware: Presents an accurate and complete overview of the four CSET subtests Identifies all of the important information and its representation on the test Provides a comprehensive review of every domain on the test Provides two full-length practice tests Suggests tips and strategies for successfully completing standardized tests Replicates the format of the official tests, including levels of difficulty Supplies the correct answer and detailed explanations for each question on the practice tests, which enable you to identify correct answers and understand why they are correct and, just as important, why the other answers are incorrect. This guide is the result of studying many resources. The editors considered the most recent test administrations and professional standards. They also researched information from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), professional journals, textbooks, and educators. This guide includes the best test preparation materials based on the latest information available. ABOUT THE TEST CSET: English consists of four separate subtests, each scored separately and composed of either multiple-choice, constructed-response, or short-response questions. This English test represents the combined expertise of California educators, subject area specialists, and district-level educators who worked to develop and validate the test. This book contains a thorough review of each subtest, as well as the specific skills that demonstrate each content domain. Who Administers the Test? All the CSET tests are administered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES) and the CCTC. See contact information below. Can I Retake the Test? The CSET can be taken as many times as needed to achieve a passing score. Note: Once you pass a subtest, you do not have to take that subtest again, as long as you use the score toward certification within five years of the test date. When Should the CSET Be Taken? Candidates are typically nearing completion of or have completed their undergraduate work when they take CSET tests. CSET tests are administered six times a year at 26 locations in California and five locations in other states. To receive information on upcoming administrations of the CSET, consult the CSET test date chart at the CSET website. For all information: CSET Program National Evaluation Systems P.O. Box 340789 Sacramento, CA 95834-0789 Telephone: (916) 928-4003 (9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday) Automated Information System: (800) 205-3334 (available 24 hours daily) Website: http://www.cset.nesinc.com Is There a Registration Fee? To take any CSET test there is a fee. It is structured per subtest. A complete summary of the registration fees is included in the CSET Registration Bulletin at the website above. FORMAT OF CSET: ENGLISH CSET: English assesses the candidate's proficiency and depth of understanding of the foundations of the subject contained in the English Content Standards for California Public Schools. You are given five hours to complete the test, whether you take one or all oRosen, David M. is the author of 'CA CSET', published 2007 under ISBN 9780738603773 and ISBN 0738603775.