CBEST Prep by McGraw Hill

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With 447 practice questions, 3 mini-tests and 37 flashcards, CBEST Prep by McGraw Hill offers you complete preparation for the California Basic Educational Skills Test. This prep course includes skill-building drills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Get prepared to start your teaching career with McGraw Hill's CBEST Prep.

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Study Plan for CBEST Prep by McGraw Hill

Week 1

Learn about the CBEST on the official website

Peruse the exam's official website, get the basics of the test, and learn how and where to register.

Orientation — 5 Lessons

Familiarize yourself with the exam and learn about requirements for passing, and what to do during and after the test

Strategies — 5 Lessons

Understand different CBEST Strategies

Diagnostic Test

Take a short diagnostic test to see where you stand.

What is the CBEST

CBEST Test Taking Skills

CBEST Scoring

Week 2

Computation and Problem Solving Intro






Solving Word Problems

Number Sequence Problems

Practice Questions — 62 Practice Questions

Week 3

Basic Geometry and Algebra Intro




Proportions and Ratios

Missing-Data Questions

Practice Questions — 13 Practice Questions

Week 4

Statistics and Probability Intro


Statistical Interpretation of Standardized Testing Scores


Logical Reasoning Questions

Reading Tables, Charts and Graphs Intro

Tables, Charts, Graphs and Tips — 2 Lessons

Practice Questions — 21 Practice Questions

Week 5

Reading Comprehension Intro & Preparation — 2 Lessons

Types of Reading Comprehension Questions

Test-Taking Tips for Reading Comprehension Problems

Practice Questions — 28 Practice Questions

Week 6

The Essays Intro and Basics — 2 Lessons

How the Essay are Scored


Review of Writing Mechanics — 6 Lessons

Practice Questions — 23 Practice Questions

Week 7

Practice Test

Week 8

Practice Test

CBEST Test Anxiety

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