CSET: Science consists of 3 subtests:
- Subtest I (test code 118)
- Subtest II (test code 119)
- Subtest III (test codes 120-123)
- Biology/Life Science (test code 120)
- Chemistry (test code 121)
- Earth and Planetary Science (test code 122)
- Physics (test code 123)
Subtests I and II cover general science content while Subtest III covers the candidate's area of concentration. A credential in this subject matter area authorizes teaching general and integrated science and the area of concentration. Science: Biological Sciences is the credential area for Biology/Life Science, and Science: Geosciences is the credential area for Earth and Planetary Science.
You may register to take 1, 2, or all 3 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
- Subtest III: 50 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions
Nov. 1, 2014
Jan. 10, 2015
Mar. 7, 2015
May 2, 2015
July 11, 2015
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Reporting time for all PBT centers is 7:30 a.m.
Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.
$18 late registration (in addition to test fee)
$35 emergency registration (in addition to test fee)
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Before you test, review the list of materials that are prohibited at the test center .
A scientific calculator will be provided to examinees for the CSET: Science subtests. You may not use your own calculator or calculator manual.
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A periodic table is provided to examinees taking Subtest I (118), Subtest II (119), and Subtest III: Chemistry (121). A copy of the periodic table is available in the Sample Questions for each of these subtests.
A reference sheet containing constants, trigonometric functions, formulas, and notes is provided to examinees taking Subtest III: Physics (123). A copy of these reference materials is available in the Sample Questions for this subtest.
Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.
The CBEST and CSET paper-based tests are administered at the same time. For this reason, it is only possible to register to take either the CBEST or take one or more CSET subtests on a single paper-based test administration date.