Discussion in 'Basic Skills Tests' started by crf, Aug 28, 2006.
Aug 28, 2006
I cannot believe it, I passed with a 56 in math after failing twice!
Way to go, crf! That's a very convincing pass! Don't forget to celebrate, please... and if you're planning to take CSET-Multiple Subjects, be aware that this bodes very well for you for Subtest II.
I got an 80 on the reading. I almost fell over. Passed the math, too. I can't imagine I got less than a 37 on the writing (she said, tempting the Test Gods), so I feel pretty good!
Congrats to crf and good luck to all.
Congradulations CoffeeCake, I am sure you did just as well on the writing portion.
People who score really high in reading generally do well in writing; the one exception is if they forgot what the test task is, which is to write two Five-Paragraph High-School Essays or something very like them, and instead try to write something really good.
If you remembered the basic task, Coffeecake, you probably did fine.
Thank you for the support.
Aug 29, 2006
Again, I coludn't pass english reading. I got only 30. Does anybody know Approximately, howmany quesstion would be right
Congrats crf and CoffeeCake. I also cleared maths and reading with the scaled score of 71 and 74 respectively.
Looking forward to result for writing section.
Well done, hmaharana! To pass the writing, all you need is 37 points (a minimal pass), and your chances sound pretty good.
Aug 30, 2006
I got only 30 on reading. How did u prepare for reading. what books you studied. pls let me know
I used, "Cracking the CBEST" by Rick Sliter. This is an excellent book; it shows what to avoid, how to eleminate wrong answers and how to find information quickly within the paragraphs. The book just broke down everything about reading comp. in easy to follow instructions. I read the reading section twice and took the books practice tests and passed. I hope this information helps you.
Is it Princeton review book or different one. Because I used Cracking the CBEST, Princeton review book. If it's difernt that sure I will use it. Thanks for giving good imformation.
Yes, it was the Princeton review book. Also, try Cliffs test prep by Jerry Bobrow.
Make sure, though, that the copyright date is after 2002, unless you've already passed CBEST math. The math section was revised in 2002, and some additional material on test score interpretation is now covered.
I also used the Princeton book, mostly for the math. And I also looked at the Cliff's book, but I don't recommend it. It made the math seem way more complicated than it turned out to be. I think it may be outdated.
Feb 27, 2007
Good for all you guys who passsed the CBEST!!
Help what did you do different? I failed it twice with a score of 35...I am sooo disapointed in myself! I can't believe it... what did you do different that could help me? Did you use the same book?
I studied 7 days a week for at least 2 hours. Math is not my best subject and I just practiced all the time and hired a tutor to help with some things that I didnt understand. I hope you pass because I know how upsetting it is to fail several times. Good luck.
Feb 28, 2007
What materials are you using, tests n more? What patterns are you seeing in the diagnostic indicators? And where in the state are you located?
I am using the book learning Express it was pub in 2006 .. After completing the practice exams I am actually only missing about 9 at the most...I am located in Southern California....Maybe I should try another book?
What do the official score reports indicate about the particular aspects of math that are giving you grief?
Mar 3, 2007