Test Prep Resources
CBEST Test Prep Resources
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/CA_CBEST_PrepMaterials.html - 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)
https://uniontestprep.com/cbest/practice-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.
http://study.com/academy/exam/course/cbest-test.html - 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.
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/CA_CBEST_PrepMaterials.html - Free online test prep for math and reading. Sample practice tests provide a comment and tip on every question to help you understand it fully. Optional $9.95 for the full practice tests.
https://www.test-guide.com/free-cbest-practice-tests.html - Provides six practice quizzes to prepare you for the reading and math portion of the CBEST test.
CSET Test Prep Resources
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/prep_practice_cset.asp - 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.
https://www.teacherstestprep.com/cset-test-prep?gclid=CL_1_erpmNUCFUWVfgod9VIDhg/ - 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.
RICA Test Prep Resources
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/CA_RICA_Written_TestPage.html - 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.
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/CA_RICA_Video_TestPage.html - 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.
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1197350 - 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.
- Flash cards usually made by students or teachers that provide definitions, explanations and vocabulary. Free to use and mobile friendly.
https://www.teacherstestprep.com/cset-test-prep?gclid=LC_1_erpmNUCFUWVfgod9VIDhg/ - 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.
GRE Test Prep Resources
https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/ - 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.
https://www.kaptest.com/gre/gre-practice/free-gre-practice-questions-workout - Kaplan provides a “20 minute Workout for the GRE.” This site provides a few sample GRE questions.
https://www.test-guide.com/GRE-Test/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=gre&utm_campaign=BING_GRE_BMM - 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.
http://www.greguide.com/gre-practice-tests.html - 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.
http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/gre.php - 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.