California Basic Educational Skills Test Preparation Guide - Cliffs Preparation Guides Author:Jerry Bobrow, Peter Z. Orton, William A. Covino The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep CBEST, 6th Edition, can help you prepare for the California Basic Education Skills Test, a ... more »requirement for obtaining teaching credentials in California and Oregon. The test is based on the theory that teachers should be able to use the same skills taught to students -- skills essential to students both in the classroom and outside school. Inside this test prep tool, you'll find
Full-length practice tests with answers and complete explanations
Analysis of all exam subject areas
An assessment mini-test to gauge a candidate's strengths and weaknesses with the various test sections
Introduction to the format and scoring of the exam, overall strategies for answering multiple-choice questions, and questions commonly asked about CBEST
A list of last-minute test-taking tips.
This book will help you understand the types of questions that will test your knowledge in three general subjects: reading, mathematics, and writing. You can get ready to show what you know in areas such as
Basic math and algebra, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and simple equations
Practical applications of arithmetic operations, such as invoices, unit cost, and totals.
Standard units in the U.S. measurement system
Reading comprehension with emphasis on interpreting and analyzing passages
Essay writing in a descriptive/narrative form that draws from personal experience
Original writing in an analytical/expository essay that calls for explaining an issue, problem, or quotation and relating a well-supported personal opinion on the subject
With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!« less