CSET: Foundational-Level General Science
CSET: Foundational-Level General Science is being redeveloped to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- If you are taking this test on or before August 6, 2017: Review the information on this page for the CSET: Foundational-Level General Science test that will be administered through August 6, 2017. The last day to register is August 3, 2017. Scores for this version will have no delay.
- If you are taking this test August 7, 2017 or later: Review the information for the redeveloped CSET: Foundational-Level General Science test that will be administered starting August 7, 2017. Registration is now open. Please review the score delay for this test.
- Subtest I (test code 118)
- Subtest II (test code 119)
A Single Subject Teaching Credential in Foundational-Level General Science authorizes teaching only in general, introductory, and integrated science (integrated science through Grade 8 only).
You may register to take one or both subtests in a single test session.
- Subtest I: 58 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
- Subtest II: 58 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
Both subtests in a single session: 4 hours
Learn more about how the subtests are administered in a single session .
15 additional minutes is provided to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial. Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.
$198 for both subtests taken together
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Before you test, review the list of materials that are prohibited at the test center .
An on-screen scientific calculator is provided to examinees for the CSET Foundational-Level General Science subtests. Read more .
A periodic table is provided to examinees taking Subtest I (118) & Subtest II (119). A copy of the periodic table is available in the Sample Questions for each of these subtests.
Subtests I and II include one or more assignments that allow you to handwrite and scan responses. See scanning instructions and the hand-draw tutorial video for information on how to use a response sheet for handwritten responses. (The instructions will be available during testing.)
Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.