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Testing Information

  • The CSET exams fulfill the subject matter competence requirement for CTC-issued credentials AND they fulfill the NCLB/HQT requirement according to the California Department of Education (cde.ca.gov). Most credentialing programs require that CSETs be completed prior to entrance into the program. CSETs must also be successfully completed prior to being deemed "intern-eligible." 
    CTEL/English Learner Authorization: http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/test_info_CTEL.asp 
    The CTEL exams are one way to meet California's English Learner Authorization requirement. There are three CTEL exams offered during four testing windows each year: August, November, February, and May. The testing sessions fill up quickly, so please sign up for the soonest available testing session to allow time for scores to be returned, and in case any sections of the CTEL need to be re-taken or in the event you want to switch to the CTEL coursework option instead.
    The CBEST exam is a basic skills exam covering reading, writing and mathematics skills. Sometimes California's Basic Skills Requirement can be met via alternate means. It is important to include any test score reports you may have taken so that the best determination can be made as to whether you will be required to take the CBEST exam.  


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