I want to thank you for your help with my CBEST. I used MathHelp.com and my CBEST math section exam was my highest score of all three exams. Math has always been a weak subject for me, and I have a great deal of math-phobia. I found the MathHelp.com lessons so clear and easy to understand. The way they are broken up into small pieces, slowly building through the lesson was so helpful. I did not feel overwhelmed and the quizzes and practice problems provided plenty of opportunities to do the problems, and learn from my mistakes. Again, thank you! I am so grateful. MathHelp.com really boosted my math confidence and I feel like a better educator because of it.Kathleen Haswell - January 2023
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I took my CBEST and I passed! This is actually quite an accomplishment. I have taken the test five times in the past and I have always failed them all with really low scores. MathHelp definitely has helped me in many ways - especially with the equations and formulas. It has been years since I graduated from college with Math courses, so I was determined to tutor myself to acquire the skills and keep them. I felt that I was well-prepared for the exam, many thanks to MathHelp!Brianne Catron - July 2022
I passed the Math CBEST with 47/50. I am so glad I used this program.Alison Borel - April 2022
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This was so helpful and taught me so much about math. I am finished using this to study for the CBEST because I passed. Thank you!Lindsay Sigler - July 2021
I passed my CBEST!! Thank you, I needed the help and I finally got it with this program.Victoria Greene - May 2021
I passed the CBEST, which was so great! Your course was really helpful and got all the cobwebs out of my head from years of not doing math. I have recommended this program to other friends who are studying for tests such as the CBEST and GMAT.Merryn Landry - May 2021
I absolutely loved using this CBEST program! It was helpful and really broke down the basics of math.Mikaela Zubieta - May 2021
I passed the CBEST math section and did very well. This course was excellent! I went into the test with confidence. Thank you!Kathleen Haswell - March 2021
This course was amazing! Truly the reason why I passed my CBEST. If you struggle with math, this is the course for you. The videos are designed to go step by step through the problems to help you understand the basics to be able to do the more complex problems. Thank you to the lady in the video who was very clear and easy to understand. This course was well worth the money, and I am a person who does NOT like to spend money! Highly recommend! Thank you again!Leah Nosanow - January 2021
I passed the CBEST after taking your course. I had failed two previous attempts. I am not a great test taker but after spending some time working through the lessons your math course offers, I was able to pass easily. The elements of the course that worked for me were watching the videos and practicing. Also, being able to see where I made my mistakes was very helpful. I am so glad I found your program. Totally worth the money. Thank you so much!Terri Todd - December 2020
It had been years since I had done basic math like that. It was nice just to have a refresher on all of the CBEST concepts. Most of the practice tests I took were very spot on. I would say you guys covered most of the basics someone needs to know! They do a scaled score from 20-80 on the test and a 41 is passing. I actually got a 70 on the math section so I did pretty well! Thank you again!Paige Gore - November 2020
My CBEST Mathematics exam went great. I passed the exam with the help of the Mathhelp lessons. I found everything helpful. From the teacher videos giving instructions to the practice tests. One of the most helpful elements was being able to see the "work" whenever I answered a question wrong so that I could learn what step I missed or what I did wrong. I appreciated everything the website had to offer. Sarah Thao - August 2020
The first time I took the CBEST, I passed the reading and writing but I got a 26 in math. Today I got a score of 51! Your program was very helpful because it had short sessions and I was able to break them down and re take them as needed.Leslie Rodriguez - July 2020
I was able to successfully pass my CBEST with a 50/50 on the math portion! Thank you.Christina Diaz - June 2020
MathHelp.com was an invaluable resource to help me pass the CBEST. Not only did it thoroughly and clearly review and teach the foundational concepts necessary for the test, it taught me what was missing in my early education! I wish all math was taught so clearly. I passed the CBEST with a very high score! Thank you!Jennifer Sullivan - May 2020
What is the CBEST Test?
The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a standardized test administered in the state of California. The test is intended to score basic proficiency in reading, mathematics, and writing. The test is divided into three sections: the reading and math sections each containing 50 multiple-choice questions; and the writing section, consisting of two essay questions. The entire test must be completed in four hours, and test-takers may allocate the time to each section at their discretion. There is no limit to the number of times the test may be taken. Test-takers do not have to pass all three sections in one sitting.
The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a standardized test which can satisfy the basic skills requirement for teacher credentialing in the state of California. It was developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to meet the California Education Code (Section 44254), which was amended by the legislature of California on February 1, 1983. This amendment “requires teachers, administrators, and other school practitioners, [to] demonstrate adequate proficiency, in English, of three basic skills: reading, mathematics, and writing.” It does not test an individual’s teaching skills or abilities; it only tests reading skills (critical analysis, evaluation, comprehension, and research skills), mathematics skills (estimation, measurement, computation, and problem-solving, etc.), and writing skills that are considered important for a job in the education field, either at the elementary, secondary, or higher education levels.
The CBEST gives a separate score for each section tested, and a passing score must be obtained in every section to pass the test. Passing the CBEST is one way to satisfy the California Education Code basic skills requirement for obtaining a California teaching credential, required to teach in California public schools.
The mathematics section contains 50 multiple-choice questions that assess cumulative knowledge of the mathematics traditionally taught in elementary and high school and, sometimes, in college. These questions come from three broad categories: arithmetic, algebra, and measurement and geometry. None of the questions strictly tests computation, but computational skills are required throughout the test.