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Pre-tests before every lesson
Every lesson features a quick diagnostic pre-test so you don’t have to waste time on material you already know!
CHSPE lessons with a teacher
Our CHSPE lessons cover all the math on the test. Every lesson includes videos, guided practice, self-tests, and more.
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What is the CHSPE Test?
The California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) is an early exit testing program established under California law (specifically, California Education Code Section 48412). Testers who pass the CHSPE receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the California State Board of Education which is equivalent to a high school diploma. All individuals and institutions subject to California law that require a high school diploma must accept the CHSPE certificate as satisfying that requirement. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has ruled it acceptable in federal civilian employment applications, and the U.S. Department of Education recognizes the CHSPE as equivalent to a high school diploma for various purposes, including applications for federal student aid.
Testers must be at least 16 years old or enrolled in the 2nd semester of 10th grade or higher at a California school to take the CHSPE. Students enrolled in school outside of California may not register until they are sixteen years of age. There is no upper age limit.
The exam tests individuals based on the high school curriculum in California, which may or may not be similar to curriculums in other states. Though accepted by state and federal governments, testers must check to see if their college of choice outside of California will accept the test results. Another option for CHSPE test-takers is to enroll in a community college and transfer to their university of choice after two years. Those who have taken the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), required of all high school students to graduate in California, will find the CHSPE similar in format, but somewhat longer in length and with more difficult questions.
The CHSPE tests mathematics and English-Language Arts (reading and writing) ability. The English-Language Arts section includes grammar and vocabulary questions, and also asks the examinee to write an essay. The math section assesses students on geometry, algebra, and pre-algebra. Testers have three and a half hours to complete the exam, and are free to divide their time as they wish between the two sections. Because the math and English sections are graded separately and can be passed separately, some students can sit for the exam twice, with three and a half hours for the math section and three and a half hours for English.
The CHSPE mathematics section has 50 multiple-choice questions broken into 4 content clusters: number sense and operations; patterns, relationships, and algebra; data, statistics, and probability; and geometry and measurement. Testers must score at least 350 within a range of 250–450 to pass the math section.