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Sushov23
09-11-2008, 12:20 AM
I just registered for the CBEST which i'm taking Oct.4th. I have been studying some over the summer getting ready. What advice do people who have taken it before have for me? anything would be great. Thanks.

allyjoy
09-11-2008, 09:54 AM
it's basic math, basic reading comprehension & two essays. Make sure both essays are on the longish side. They failed me because my 2nd essay "wasn't long enough" even though they scored my first essay as a perfect and I scored almost a perfect on the reading comp & math. It's stupid. But if there is any part you don't pass, you only have to retake that section.

Bud Luster
09-11-2008, 02:37 PM
I took it last summer and my advice is to do the written part first. I have a BA in English and an advanced cert in scientific and technical writing and I failed the writing part because I didnt leave myself enough time to properly compose my short essays. I'm taking one CSET subtest this Saturday, anybody have advice on that one?

algunz
09-11-2008, 03:05 PM
Just take it and see how you do, worry about the rest if you don't pass any parts.

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 03:08 PM
my thing is I want to pass it on the first try, I need to start doing the sub thing ASAP. Good jobs are nonexistent here in the valley.

gaypalmsprings
09-11-2008, 04:10 PM
If you have to study for it, you are in deep doo doo.

algunz
09-11-2008, 04:13 PM
GayPalm, I kind of agree but you'd be shocked at how many people don't pass it on the first try.

gaypalmsprings
09-11-2008, 04:19 PM
I work with a woman who took the math CBEST 26 times before she passed.

algunz
09-11-2008, 04:20 PM
Is she teaching math?

gaypalmsprings
09-11-2008, 04:21 PM
Is she teaching math?

Ha! No, thank goodness!

algunz
09-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Ok, I guess that's one less child left behind. :)

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
I'm sure I can pass it the first try. I just want to make sure you know? GPS how was STP and BRMC last night?

gaypalmsprings
09-11-2008, 04:48 PM
I passed CBEST as well as CLAD test first try.

STP was great! It wasn't really outdoors, it was in a tent. They sold maybe 60% of the seats & my $35 ticket seat was just one aisle away from the $75 seats. The 3 people sitting by me had free tix. It's not like the tent made for a very large venue in the first place. No need for seats really, as I stood the entire concert.

BRMC started earlier than 8 - so I only saw 2 songs. Meh.

STP played 1 hr 35 min & they were full-on energy, despite the low turn-out. If they have bad days & good days, this was definately a good day. I had a great time & even won $5 at the casino. Ha.

algunz
09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Yeah, I passed the CBEST and the other tests for specific credentials on the first try too, but it's kind of scary how we may be a minority in the teaching profession.

Sushov23
09-11-2008, 04:57 PM
I passed CBEST as well as CLAD test first try.

STP was great! It wasn't really outdoors, it was in a tent. They sold maybe 60% of the seats & my $35 ticket seat was just one aisle away from the $75 seats. The 3 people sitting by me had free tix. It's not like the tent made for a very large venue in the first place. No need for seats really, as I stood the entire concert.

BRMC started earlier than 8 - so I only saw 2 songs. Meh.

STP played 1 hr 35 min & they were full-on energy, despite the low turn-out. If they have bad days & good days, this was definately a good day. I had a great time & even won $5 at the casino. Ha.

so the place was small? I wanted to go but something came up last minute. Maybe next time.

misstjg
11-09-2008, 06:46 AM
I found a good site for CBEST preparation:

http://www.cbest-practice-test.com

The site has free sample questions for the CBEST test. There are CBEST practice tests that you can print off. I am getting ready to take the CBEST and I am really nervous.But this site definitely helped me prepare for the CBEST exam. Good luck everyone!

McAwesome
11-09-2008, 11:44 AM
it's so easy! You'll do fine!!

Sushov23
11-09-2008, 02:12 PM
I passed this shit, no one should ever stress or fail it on the first try. So easy.

ADrunkPoet
11-09-2008, 06:12 PM
My advice for the CBEST is to not take it seriously, whatsoever.

It is really simple and easy.