If you are preparing to become a teacher in California or Oregon, you'll need to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test. Come test day, you'll want be fully informed and prepared for the each of the exam's three parts: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. CBEST, 4th Edition provides you with invaluable information to ensure your success on this critical part of the certification process. To start, you'll find out all the necessary background information: who should take the exam, what is on the exam, what you need on test day, when and where the exam is offered, how the exam is scored, and how to register. Then, once you're squared away on the basics, you'll get in-depth review of each section, with comprehensive information on the types of questions you'll encounter and how best to approach them, plus hundreds of review questions. This part is presented in a mini-course format that emulates actual California test-prep classes. Finally, you'll end your review with two practice exams to put your review to the test, and find an additional exam on the CD-ROM. Here are just some of the skills reviewed in this comprehensive guide: Reading charts and graphs Research skills Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Organizing Ideas CBEST, 4th Edition also includes the proven LearningExpress Test Prep System, with strategies and tips to maximize your progress, including: Stress-reduction tips Multiple customized review schedules Advice on when to guess And more!
|Series:||The Complete Preparation Guides|
|Product dimensions:||8.62(w) x 11.11(h) x 0.69(d)|
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I had about a month to review and this book helped me to focus on the areas that needed the most review and figure out where my week areas were. I found the mini lessons to be good because it didn't feel overwhelming if you broke it up into thirty minute lessons each and studied over a period of time. The diagnostic test was also helpful at the beginning for determining which areas I was already strong in. I never even got to using the CD, but I imagine if someone needs a lot of review, this book will provide it for you, and if you are taking the online test and feel shaky about computers, using the CD might help with that.
Goog organization. Easy to understand. Comprehensive disclosure of what is on the test and how to prepare and take it.
At first I thought I was just way out of touch. Then I went back and compared my answers a second time. The book will say the correct answer is "b" and then give the explanation, which results in correct answer being "d". This has happened enough times that now I'm going to have to go out and buy another test prep book because I just don't trust this one.
I am a professional math tutor. I have been working with students preparing for this test for the past 14 years. Of all the books that I have used, this has been the best one. The questions are right in line with what the CBEST asks. It is straight forward in the help sections. The only real problem that I have encountered, if you could call it that, is that the pages are numbered per chapter, which can get confusing.