CSET: Foundational-Level Mathematics

CSET: Foundational-Level Mathematics consists of 2 subtests:

  • Subtest I (test code 211)
  • Subtest II (test code 212)

For the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Foundational-Level Mathematics, you must pass Subtests I and II . This credential authorizes teaching only in limited mathematics content areas: general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics.

You may register to take any one subtest in a single session.

Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions
By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays). Check appointment availability link opens in a new window.
Session Length
2 hours and 30 minutes per subtest
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
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within 7 weeks of testing.
Review test results release dates .
Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules. Read them now.
Before you test, review the list of materials that are prohibited at the test center .

A graphing calculator will be allowed for Subtest II only. Examinees must bring an approved graphing calculator to the test administration.

Subtests I and II include one or more assignments that allow you to handwrite and scan responses. See scanning instructions links to a PDF doc and the hand-draw tutorial video link opens in a new window 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.

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