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Old 05-18-2013, 10:40 PM
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You can get away with that score, as long as your other 2 scores can put you in the overall passing score. If you are GREAT with the other 2 sections, then that Math one would be okay in order to pass it.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:58 PM
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I just tried taking the cbest practice test. I got 39/50. Is this good enough? How do I know what type of scaled score this is? Thanks!
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Indulge me, please, danji, while I briefly review CBEST raw and scaled scoring.

The CBEST scaled score per section runs from 20 to 80, and a full passing scaled score - again, on the scale from 20 to 80 - is 41. In other words, a passing scaled score is closer to the minimum possible score than it is to the maximum possible score.

Your 39/50 is a raw score (as you know). Translating it to an exact scaled score is complicated, for a number of reasons: for one thing, questions can differ in difficulty and therefore can be weighted differently when the scaled score is calculated; for another, 10 questions in each of the multiple-choice sections don't count (are "non-scoring") because they are being tested for inclusion in future versions of CBEST.

If we make the worst-case assumption that 10 of your 39 raw points don't count because those questions were non-scoring, that would still give you 29/40 or just under 75% of available points, which is enough to pass most teacher tests of my acquaintance.

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:04 PM
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Very complicated indeed. I have taken the math section many times and still not passed. I have an overall passing score, but still need math.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:37 PM
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What areas are giving you grief, Gennie?
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for responding TeacherGroupe. It's different each time i take it - last time the result pointed out estimation and measurement, numerical and graphical relationships.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:37 PM
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How far did you get in math in school?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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Thanks! If anyone is reading this post let me know if you need help passing the CBEST, I have lots of extra practice packets you can review for.
Hi surferpaul! Hoping you can send me those practice packets since I need help in passing the Math section of the CBEST Thank you so much!
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