CSET Waiver or Exams?

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Should I take the classes to qualify for the waiver or take the exams?

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  1. nyctimel

    nyctimel New Member

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    I am nearing the end of my first semester in a multiple subjects credential program. Recently, my school was approved for an ESM waiver through the CTC. This would substitute the CSET exams to provide subject matter competence. In order to qualify for the waiver, I would need to take two more classes concurrently with my credential courses. The courses are music & integrated science. Given your experience and what you know, what do you think my best option would be: take the two courses concurrently with my program or take the CSET exams? I’d appreciate any advice!

    Also, I’ve already taken subset III & passed.
     
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    You've passed Subtest III, so your test-taking chops are at least reasonable. What diagnostic indicators (p, k, s, checkmark) did you see on your constructed responses?
     
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    For my constructed responses, I had p,k diagnostic indicators in only one section with +++ overall for the constructed-response section.
     
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    Ah, then your test taking skills are in fine shape. You might be better off just taking the other two subtests of CSET-MS, then - and passing the subject-matter requirement in the time-honored fashion will help ensure that your credential won't get looked askance at by districts that haven't yet heard (or credited!) the word about the waivers.
     
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    Thank you for your advice! I hadn't even considered districts viewing my credential in that way, but it is definitely a valid point.
     

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