CBEST Reading Practice Quiz 2
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Read the passage below then answer the question that follows

In 2001, the United States Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which prioritized standards-based education reform. Rather than impost a single national standard for education, this Act required individual states to establish measurable and observable goals for assessing high quality performance standards, intended to increase individual student outcomes. Federal funding for each state was contingent upon states providing assessments to students in selected grade levels. Since its inception, federal and state governments have created thousands of programs, costing eight hundred billion dollars nation-wide. After nearly fifteen years of criticism, largely due to sweeping programmatic failure, the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2015, resulting in some states eliminating standards testing altogether.

According to the information presented in this passage, the United States Congress...?

CBEST Information

The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) was developed to assist in the credentialing and employment of teachers in California. The CBEST is intended to assess basic math, reading and writing skills that are vital to the job of an educator.  The CBEST, however, is not intended to measure the ability of an educator to teach those skills.

The CBEST exam has three subtests covering the subjects of math, reading and writing. The CBEST math test has 50 multiple choice questions covering the areas of: numerical and graphic relationships; estimation, measurement and statistical principles; and computation and problem solving. The CBEST reading test consists of 50 multiple choice questions and focuses on two key areas: comprehension and research skills, and critical analysis and evaluation.

In California, you are required to take the CBEST if you are applying for your first teaching or services credential.  In addition, you are required to take the CBEST if you are applying for an Emergency Permit (e.e.,g substitute teaching permit), or you are applying for admission to a CTC-accredited teacher prep or services credential program.