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On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her results on the CBEST. It was not what she had hoped for. In fact, it was not even close to the expectations she had and what she thought her excellent past grades would help her score on the CBEST.
The worst part was that she knew that she could never get credentialed as a teacher with a CBEST score that low.
Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. All of her closest friends had already gotten their CBEST scores back and had all passed. She had been procrastinating about taking the CBEST, because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.
"Why do you have to take the CBEST to become a teacher?" she angrily wondered.
She didn't look forward to having to tell the embarrassing news to her friends.
"What will I do if I can't pass this test?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.
How to Solve the Problem
Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to become a teacher, have a successful career, and then got an embarrassing reality check from their results on the CBEST.
Contrary to popular belief, the CBEST is not a measure of your academic performance, which is why test takers with perfect grades in the past don't always pass the CBEST.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) uses the CBEST as a standardized measuring stick to determine who has met the California (or Oregon) Basic Skills Requirement for a teaching credential. While it may not be fair, someone's entire career could be completely jeopardized by their CBEST results.
That is the whole purpose of the CBEST Secrets study guide: to give future teachers the keys to understand how to succeed on the CBEST.
Our CBEST Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other
If you'd like to get the CBEST score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the CBEST is good enough, and to beat the test taking game, then this might be the most important message you read this year.
Our comprehensive study guide for the CBEST is written by our test experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to ace your CBEST. Our original research into the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), offered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and Pearson Education, Inc., reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the CBEST. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the CBEST.
The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques
- Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts.
- Why answers that sound correct are often the very ones that are wrong and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers.
- Our benchmark method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick.
- What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer. Don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer.
- Learn how to group your answer choices into families that often narrows down the pool of correct answers. This is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right.
Before we go any further, let us clarify what CBEST Secrets is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.
CBEST Secrets is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the CBEST for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.
We cover the essential skills necessary to do well on the CBEST, plus comprehensive reviews covering the Reading, Mathematics, and Writing tests individually.
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You get at least 10 times your money's worth!
When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.
In summary, here's what you get:
When you buy CBEST Secrets, it includes:
The 5 Secret Keys to CBEST Success
- Plan Big, Study Small
- Make Your Studying Count
- Practice the Right Way
- Pace Yourself
- Have a Plan for Guessing
The Comprehensive Reading Review
- Poetic Themes and Devices
- Informational Texts
- Persuasive Techniques
- Arguments and Logical Errors
- Literary Elements
- Themes and Plots in Literature
- Reading Comprehension
- Making Predictions and Inferences
- Interactions with Texts
- Language and Dialect
- World Literature
- Literary Periods and Movements
- Public Speaking
- Media Types
The Comprehensive Writing Review
- Parts of Speech
- Agreement and Sentence Structure
- Common Usage Mistakes
- The Writing Process
- Outlining and Organizing Ideas
- Writing Style and Form
- Modes of Writing
- Research Writing
- Information Sources
- Vocabulary and Word Relationships
- Figurative Language
The Comprehensive Mathematics Review
- Number Basics
- Rational Numbers
- Number Lines
- Rounding and Estimation
- Absolute Value
- Subtraction with Regrouping
- Order of Operations
- Properties of Exponents
- Scientific Notation
- Factors and Multiples
- Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
- Proportions and Ratios
- Linear Expressions
- Linear Equations
- Solving Equations
- Cross Multiplication
- Graphing Equations
- Precision, Accuracy, and Error
- Metric and Customary Measurements
- Permutations and Combinations in Probability
- Tree Diagrams
- Two-Way Frequency Tables
- Expected Value
- Introduction to Statistics
- Data Analysis
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Displaying Information
- Scatter Plots
plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam.
Receive the Following Bonuses
Since we know it's 100% to your benefit to use our study guide, we want to further encourage you by also including the following with your order:
- Bonus One: CBEST Practice Test Questions
Think you're ready for the CBEST? Test yourself using our practice test questions. Find out if you're prepared or if you need to head back to the study guide for another review. Use our practice test questions to make sure that you're not caught off guard on the day of the test!
Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the CBEST test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.
- Bonus Two: Video Reviews from Mometrix Academy
Our study guide is the only product on the market to feature embedded video codes for Mometrix Academy, our new video tutorial portal. The exclusive codes available in this study guide help reinforce your learning experience. After reading about a concept, you can watch a member of the Mometrix teaching staff show you exactly how to apply what you have learned on test day.
- Bonus Three: Study Skills
The way to get the test score that you deserve is by proper preparation. The best preparation includes both knowing what to study and how to study. Our CBEST Secrets study guide will teach you what you need to know, but our Study Skills bonus will show you HOW to use the information to be successful on the CBEST. The ability to learn faster will accelerate the progress you make as you study for the test.
- Bonus Four: How to Overcome Test Anxiety
Do you get really nervous the day before important tests? If so, you could be suffering from a mild form of what's known as test anxiety. The report we include gives you some of the latest important research into test anxiety, including our exclusive tips on how to make the test-taking experience as stress-free as possible while maximizing the score potential you have.
- Bonus Five: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the CBEST
Curious about all the inner workings of the CBEST? Here you'll find the answers to all the questions you might have about the CBEST in a concise summary that is extremely easy to use.
- Bonus Six: Preparing to Teach
The biggest problem many teachers face in their job or their future job is that while they know what to do, they're not sure of the best way to do it. There is so much misinformation about what is important and what isn't that we thought we should go over the essentials. Our exclusive teacher preparation overview will give you detailed suggestions and tools to help you become a better teacher.
- Bonus Seven: Overcoming Math Fear
Did you know that some people have an extreme fear of math? This report tells you why this is (you'll be surprised by the reason), and includes some of the best tips on what you can do to overcome the latent math fear you may have. Don't let the fear you may have of math compromise the score you get on the test. If you're an otherwise intelligent person, there's no reason why you should do badly on the math sections of the test. The report we give you will show you exactly what to do.
- Bonus Eight: Written Assignments for Problem Situations
Students can misbehave in any number of ways, and it's important that you have a system in place to deal with each type of misbehavior. These written assignments give you a handy tool to use whenever a student has an attitude problem, or makes a sudden disruptive outburst in class. They will get your point across and help ensure your students will always exhibit good behavior...
- Bonus Nine: How to Eliminate the Blame Game
"It's not my fault, I didn't know!" Any teacher that has been in a classroom has heard this and other excuses more times than they can count. We'll show you a few techniques that will eliminate 99% of the excuses you can expect from students and parents alike. Don't get backed into a corner and not know how to respond. You'll be able to eliminate the blame game, and it's easier than you ever thought possible...
- Bonus Ten: Financial Advice You Won't Want to Miss
"Where did my paycheck go?" As a teacher, you're definitely not in a high paying job. It's so easy to wonder just what happened to your paycheck - it seems to disappear all too quickly. In this special report, you'll get straight talk about some tough subjects, and can save yourself thousands of dollars, and potentially take years off of your teaching career...
- Bonus Eleven: How to Handle Special Events
Class Parties, art projects, Christmas, Thanksgiving... Do the holidays and special events ever really end? Find out what to do to make your next special event and holiday festivity a huge success. Even if you're not normally creative, with these ideas, you'll be able to throw together projects so creative, you'll have the whole school copying your techniques.
- Bonus Twelve: Teaching Secrets
If your upcoming teaching career is a concern for you, then we'd like to also give you a copy of Teaching Secrets, a fun-to-read guide that goes into detail about the challenges of teaching and classroom management:
- How to maintain discipline in the classroom regardless of what happens and how out of control your class might be
- Discover how this one technique can eliminate nearly all of the excuses that your creative students can throw out at you
- The ONE critical attitude you must communicate to students and parents in order to establish yourself in charge of the classroom
- How to take any trouble student and get them on your side - no matter how wild they might act, they will become putty in your hands
Teaching Secrets is written by a teaching veteran with over 30 years of experience in the classroom. With her insightful comments and humorous writing style, you're guaranteed to learn useful information and have fun as you read. Teaching Secrets is here available completely free along with your regular purchase of a copy of CBEST Secrets.
By the way, the bonuses are yours to keep even in the unlikely event you decide to take advantage of our ironclad money-back guarantee:
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This Page Last Updated: 06/06/2023