California Basic Educational Skills Test

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2000 - Education - 448 pages
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The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps.

CliffsTestPrep CBEST, 6th Edition, can help you prepare for the California Basic Education Skills Test, a requirement for obtaining teaching credentials in California and Oregon. The test is based on the theory that teachers should be able to use the same skills taught to students -- skills essential to students both in the classroom and outside school. Inside this test prep tool, you'll find

  • Full-length practice tests with answers and complete explanations
  • Analysis of all exam subject areas
  • An assessment mini-test to gauge a candidate's strengths and weaknesses with the various test sections
  • Introduction to the format and scoring of the exam, overall strategies for answering multiple-choice questions, and questions commonly asked about CBEST
  • A list of last-minute test-taking tips.

This book will help you understand the types of questions that will test your knowledge in three general subjects: reading, mathematics, and writing. You can get ready to show what you know in areas such as

  • Basic math and algebra, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and simple equations
  • Practical applications of arithmetic operations, such as invoices, unit cost, and totals.
  • Standard units in the U.S. measurement system
  • Reading comprehension with emphasis on interpreting and analyzing passages
  • Essay writing in a descriptive/narrative form that draws from personal experience
  • Original writing in an analytical/expository essay that calls for explaining an issue, problem, or quotation and relating a well-supported personal opinion on the subject

With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!

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User Review  - Michaela Renee - Goodreads

unhelpful. i've found the online CBEST practice test admistered by the CBEST gov site as well as testprepreview.com to be far more superior to anything in the book (assuming you understand the basics of testing and have taken similar tests in the past). Read full review

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About the Author Dr. Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D., is a national authority in the field of test preparation. As executive director of Bobrow Test Preparation Services, he has been administering the test preparation programs at over 25 California institutions for the past 27 years. Dr. Bobrow has authored over 30 national best-selling test preparation books, and his books and programs have assisted over two million test-takers. Each year, Dr. Bobrow personally lectures to thousands of students on preparing for graduate, college, and teacher credentialing exams.