Test Preparation Resources

SJSU Lurie College of Education Test Prep Resources

SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are welcome to utilize these online resources to prepare for upcoming exams!  Websites for test preparation programs and practice tests are for your exploration only.  Lurie College has not evaluated these services and does not have any information about the success rate for these programs.

 

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CBEST Test Prep Resources

 


  • California Education Code specifies that teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Passage of The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) fulfills this requirement.  Register for the CBEST through this website. You can also prepare for the test here with free printable practice tests: Reading (36 pages), Math (38 pages), and Writing (15 pages)

  • Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • Provides free practice tests for all three areas. Thirteen free exams where each one focuses on a subset of one of the three areas. Site allows a free five day trial of their full services if you create an account which will provide a course with video lessons.
  • Choose from a variety of fee-based CBEST in-person prep classes all over California - classes also include online access to Core Slideshow.
  • Choose from a variety of fee-based CBEST prep programs that include video tutorials, slideshows, virtual tutoring, and more.
  • A simple, concise CBEST Study Guide which lists the most important key concepts you need to know for the exam, without any fluff or filler.
  • If you’re seeking convenience, powerful CBEST diagnostic and study tools, and the same great instruction that has given our classroom-based students years of proven results, our Online Prep program is perfect for you.
  • Provides six practice quizzes to prepare you for the reading and math portion of the CBEST test.
  • Free online test prep for all three subject areas, including practice tests, flashcards, and study guides. Link for paid tutoring support is provided as well.


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CSET Test Prep Resources

 

  • The California Subject Examinations for Teachers® (CSET®) have been developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for prospective teachers who choose to, or are required to, meet specific requirements for certification by taking examinations. Each test in the program is designed to measure a specific set of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities reflecting the subject area taught. Free study tips, materials, and general information are provided on this website. Register for the CSET through this website.

  • Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • Enroll in a variety of multiple and single subject self-paced programs - fee is $100 per subject area and $40 per subtest.
  • A website developed by SJSU faculty that provides content review for the CSET Math Multiple Subject II.

  • A website developed by SJSU faculty that provides content review for the CSET Math Subtests I, II, and III.

  • A website developed by SJSU faculty that provides content review for the CSET Math Subtests I, II, and III.

  • This site requires an account to utilize their free tests for CSET multiple subjects. For written portions of the test, to see your results, you must pay $39.

  • Enroll in fee-based classes which include the exact content specifications for your individual exam and dozens of practice test questions.

  • Get access to these fee-based programs, which include instructional videos, interactive practice tests, virtual tutoring, and more.


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Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • Test prep provided by the administrators of the test. Explains the test itself with general advice. A few sample questions are also provided. Provides webinars and free test prep from Khan Academy.
  • Provides forty five free practice tests. Breaks down the math and verbal subjects of the GRE into multiple subtopics with quizzes each specializing in testing those.
  • Kaplan provides a “20 minute Workout for the GRE.” This site provides a few sample GRE questions.
  • Read an overview of study tips, preparation notes, and more for how to study for the GRE.
  • Free full length practice test with similar testing format as the GRE. Multiple free videos which provide a GRE coach to use step by step strategies to solve different kind of GRE problems.
  • Provides multiple practice tests for the areas of quantitative reasoning (math) and verbal reasoning. If you scroll down further, they also link other study resources.

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    Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • Understand the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification requirements. The Praxis® exam in audiology is an integral component of ASHA certification standards. The Praxis exam in Speech-Language Pathology is used as a requirement for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. This source will help guide in preparing for the exams and explains important registration information.
    • Free online Praxis testing material and preparation. Familiarize yourself with test questions and what to expect the day of the test. View a computer-delivered testing demonstration.


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    For credential candidates, a Video Performance Assessment is option is offered for the RICA. This site explains the Video Performance assessment option and provides an instructional manual for preparation.
  • The purpose of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students. This site provides content specifics for the test, a written practice test, and a tutorial on taking the computer-based test. Register for the RICA through this website.

  • Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • An interactive comprehensive binder with multiple explanations about the RICA test and its subtopics. While the site provides sample tests, it doesn’t give the answers and recommends to use this binder along with a good reading methods textbook and a RICA exam preparation book.
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    Flash cards usually made by students or teachers that provide definitions, explanations and vocabulary. Free to use and mobile friendly.
  • This site requires an account to utilize their free tests for RICA. For written portions of the test, to see your results, you must pay $39.

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