Test Preparation Resources

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.

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

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 the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website.

CBEST Test Prep Resources

  • California Educator Credentialing Assessments Website - 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)
  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • Essay Exam Practice: WST & CBEST - This 0 unit / free course offered by San Jose City College (ENGL 587) offers students an opportunity to strengthen their grammar and language awareness, focusing specifically on the Writing Skills Test (WST) and other related tests of the CSU system as well as the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Study.com Website - 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.
  • Teacher's Test Prep In-Person Classes - Choose from a variety of fee-based CBEST in-person prep classes all over California - classes also include online access to Core Slideshow.
  • Teacher's Test Prep Online Prep Programs - Choose from a variety of fee-based CBEST prep programs that include video tutorials, slideshows, virtual tutoring, and more.
  • Teacher's Test Prep Online Study Guide - 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.
  • Teacher's Test Prep Online Video Tutorials - 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.
  • Test-Guide Website - Provides six practice quizzes to prepare you for the reading and math portion of the CBEST test.
  • Union Test Prep Website - 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.

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has developed The California Subject Examinations for Teachers™ (CSET®) for prospective teachers to meet specific content knowledge reflecting the subject area taught. Requirements depend on the credential that you are seeking - register for the CSET on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.

Single-Subject Test Prep via Fresno State

CSET Mathematics Subtests I-III

Instructor: Dr. Stefaan Delcroix (sdelcroix@csufresno.edu)

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Location: Cyberspace • Registration: http://tinyurl.com/MSTIParticipantForm

CSET: Mathematics Subtest I Overview (Algebra)

Dates (2020): September 28; October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 (Mondays and Thursdays)

CSET: Mathematics Subtest II Overview (Geometry; Probability/Statistics)

Dates (2020): October 29; November 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 (Mondays and Thursdays)

CSET: Mathematics Subtest III Overview (Calculus and the History of Mathematics)

Recordings of Subtest III can be emailed to you. Please register using the link above to obtain the links.

Science Subtests I-II

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/MSTIParticipantForm and also contact the CSET Science Workshop Coordinator, Dr. Brad Huff, at bradh@csufresno.edu, so he can provide you with the details about the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Instructors: Dr. Brad Huff, Mrs. Kelly Rexelle, and Dr. David Tinker

Note: The link for each online workshop will be sent no later than the day before the workshop, so please make sure to check your email.

CSET: General Science

Dates (2020) Sept. 12, Nov. 7

Dates (2021) Feb. 27, June 5

Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

CSET: Life Sciences

Dates (2020) Sept. 19, Nov. 14

Dates (2021) March 6, June 12

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

CSET: Chemistry

Dates (2020) Sept. 26, Dec. 5

Dates (2021) March 13, June 19

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

CSET: Earth & Planetary Science

Dates (2020) Sept. 26, Dec. 5

Dates (2021) March 13, June 19

Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm

CSET: Physics

Dates (2020) Oct. 3, Nov. 21

Dates (2021) March 20, June 26

Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

CSET Test Prep Resources

GRE Test Prep Resources

  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • ETS GRE Website - 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.
  • Kaplan GRE Website - Kaplan provides a “20 minute Workout for the GRE.” This site provides a few sample GRE questions.
  • MastersDegree.net website - Read a comprehensive guide on GRE prep test with learning strategies, studying tips, and more!
  • McGraw-Hill GRE Website - 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.
  • Test-Guide.com GRE Website - 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.

Praxis Test Prep Resources

  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • ETS Praxis ASHA Website - 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.
  • ETS Praxis Website - 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.

RICA Test Prep Resources

  • California Educator Credentialing Assessments Website - 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.
  • California Educator Credentialing Assessments Website - 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.
  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know
  • LiveBinders RICA Exam Resources Website - 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.
  • Quizlet 1 | Quizlet 2 | Quizlet 3 - Flash cards usually made by students or teachers that provide definitions, explanations and vocabulary. Free to use and mobile friendly.
  • Teachers Test Prep Website - 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.