CSET: Writing Skills

CSET: Writing Skills (test code 142)

If you have already passed all three sections of the CBEST or another California-accepted basic skills examination, you do not need to take CSET: Writing Skills. When using CSET: Writing Skills to satisfy the basic skills requirement, you must also pass all three subtests of CSET: Multiple Subjects. You may not combine CSET: Writing Skills with the Reading and Mathematics sections of the CBEST to satisfy the basic skills requirement. For more information about who should register for CSET: Writing Skills, see Tests Used Towards Certification and/or the CTC's website at www.ctc.ca.gov link opens in a new window.

Computer-Based Test (CBT) only:
Two constructed-response questions
By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays). Check appointment availability link opens in a new window.
Session Length
1 hour and 30 minutes
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.
Passing Score
Test Results
Test results are available within 5 weeks of testing.
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