CSET: Best Test Prep for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738600178
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/11/2005
  • Series: TEACH CERT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle DenBeste, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. DenBeste continues to actively research, discuss and publish material in the fields of Russian history and the history of women. Her numerous publications include “Emerging Professionalism: Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia,” published in Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science (Vol. XXVII, 2002, 275-294) and “Publish or Perish? The Scientific Publications of Women Physicians in Late Imperial Russia,” in Dynamis: The International Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. 19, 1999, 215-240. She has also been actively involved in creating and teaching the World History course at Fresno State University, and sponsoring conference panels in regard to specific aspects of teaching World History.

Melissa Jordine, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the history department at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Jordine teaches courses on World History, Modern European History and Military History. She has presented papers at both regional and national conferences and is currently working on an article relating to the image of Erwin Rommel and the German forces who fought in North Africa during World War II. She has also been actively involved in the San Joaquin History Social Science Project. This project sponsors summer seminars and lectures designed to increase the knowledge of secondary school teachers in regard to current scholarship and resources relating to topics covered by the California Social Science Standards.

James L. Love, M.A.T., teaches part-time at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, and runs a tutoring service. He has taught Advanced Placement- and International Baccalaureate-level physics in Texas secondary schools and holds two advanced degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. In the course of his distinguished teaching career, Mr. Love, now semi-retired, won a number of National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy awards for advanced study and training at national labs, including Kitt Peak Observatory, the Fermi Laboratory, and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory. He continues a seven-year association with International Baccalaureate as an examiner for extended essays in physics.

Maire Mullins, Ph.D., serves as Co-editor and Poetry Editor of the journal Christianity and Literature and teaches as a Visiting Lecturer in the Social Action and Justice Seminar at Pepperdine University. Her articles on Walt Whitman have appeared in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, The Walt Whitman Encyclopedia (Garland P, 1998), Tohoku Journal of American Studies (Sendai, Japan), and The American Transcendental Quarterly. She has also written articles on Willa Cather, Hisaye Yamamoto, Isak Dinesen, and William Butler Yeats, and published in the journal Academic Leader.

Ted Nickel, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in psychology at Fresno Pacific University, received his B.A. from Tabor College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA. His desire always has been to be a teacher. Several years teaching at the elementary level, including special education, concluded in teaching at the college level for 31 years. During that period he taught in the Early Childhood Education Program at UCLA under Norma Feshbach, at the University of Tulsa, Tabor College, and for 18 years at Fresno Pacific University. His long career also included several administrative positions (Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Tulsa, Vice President at Tabor College, and Dean of the Graduate School at Fresno Pacific University). He has been an active reviewer of books and films, primarily for Scientific American, has presented papers at conventions, and has been published in refereed journals. Skiing and the building and flying of airplanes are his primary avocational interests.

Jin H. Yan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of kinesiology at California State University at Hayward. He received his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training from Arizona State University, and an M.A. from San Jose State University. His area of expertise is in the field of lifespan/developmental motor control and learning. Over the last 10 years Dr. Yan has worked extensively with individuals at all ages and with various levels of motor, physical, and cognitive capabilities (including motor disorders of children with ADHD or learning disabilities, and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease). He enjoys physical activities like basketball, golfing, and swimming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was NOTHING like the actual CSET exams. The sections focused on completely different information than what was actually covered on the test. The practice tests, specifically the Reading, Language & Literature, were completely focused on literature, while the actual CSET focuses a great deal on reading skills, phonemic awareness, spelling skills, etc. If you want to get a good grasp of what a book should cover, I highly recommend printing the practice exam on the CSET website and then skimming to make sure the book is following those guidelines. Thank goodness I checked in enough time to trash this book and get a better one before the test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

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    I was able to pass all three subtests on my first try, but not through the help of this book! The information was poorly written, in short, declarative sentences that did not highlight important information making the content quite difficult to retain. The math and science section only presented the information that could possibly be on the test and did not elaborate on any of the content, making it difficult to refresh my memory on units that I have covered in the past. If I had not already known the information, I would not have been able to learn from this book. The English section focused far too much on literary terms and did not go over linguistics which is HALF of the English section. The History section was far too dense and had many inaccuracies, and did not focus on the important parts of history 'American and Californian History' The section for subtest III did not give the information needed on the test. The physical education portion did not talk about TEACHING it, which is the most important part on the test. Human development was sub-par and I did not learn anything for the visual and performing arts section. And most importantly, in my opinion, the practice tests are ARE NOT LIKE THE ACTUAL TEST!!! They are not diagnostic of how you will do on the real test and test the information in the book, not what will be on the CSET. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! It is poorly written and is not helpful when studying. It does not give you the tools you need to pass the CSET. If I had not recently taken courses in the content, I would have failed. Don't waste your time or money with this book.

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