McGraw-Hill's CBEST

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McGraw Hill Professional, Feb 22, 2011 - Study Aids - 256 pages

From the most trusted name in educational publishing comes this complete preparation for the entrance exam required by California’s Department of Education

McGraw-Hill's CBEST offers you complete preparation for the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test), which is required for teacher licensure in the state of California and is also accepted by the state of Oregon in lieu of the Praxis. The test consists of three sections: Reading (50 multiple-choice questions), Mathematics (50 multiple-choice questions), and Writing (2 essay topics). This test guide includes skill-building drills in every topic area with more than 300 practice questions, for maximum test-prep values. The included diagnostic exam helps you focus your preparation efforts.


  • Review of all topics tested--mathematics, reading, and writing
  • Three full-length practice tests
  • Practice with sample tests modeled on the real exam
  • Test-taking tips and strategies
  • Information about Traditional Route and Alternate
  • Inside information on launching and pursuing a teaching career

Topics include: Introduction to the California Basic Educational Skills Test; The Exam; Test-Taking Strategies; Diagnostic CBEST; CBEST Reading; CBEST Mathematics–Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles; CBEST Mathematics- Computation and Problem Solving; CBEST Mathematics–Numerical and Graphic Relationships; Writing


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Chapter 1 The California Basic Education Skills Test
Chapter 2 Strategies to Raise Your Score
Chapter 3 Diagnostic Test
Computation and Problem Solving
Basic Geometry and Algebra
Statistics and Probability
Tables Charts and Graphs
Reading Comprehension
The Essays
Review of Writing Mechanics
Chapter 11 Practice Test II
Chapter 12 Practice Test III

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