CSET: Mandarin

This test will be administered exclusively on computer beginning September 7, 2015. Registration for this new computer-based test (CBT) is now open.

The World Languages subtests taken toward a Single Subject Teaching Credential differ from the subtests taken toward a Bilingual Authorization. For more information on certification requirements, see Tests Used Toward Certification.

CSET subtests used toward a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mandarin:

  • Mandarin Subtest I (test code 163)
  • Mandarin Subtest II (test code 164)
  • Mandarin Subtest III (test code 165)

CSET subtests used toward a Bilingual Authorization for Mandarin:

  • Mandarin Subtest III (test code 165)
  • World Languages Subtest IV (test code 250)
  • Chinese Subtest V (test code 253)

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

Format
Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 20 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 20 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest III: 20 multiple-choice questions and 6 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest IV: 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Subtest V: 5 constructed-response questions
Dates and Locations
Subtest I
By appointment during the following 4-week testing windows:
Sep. 7–Oct. 4, 2015
Dec. 28, 2015–Jan. 24, 2016
Feb. 22–Mar. 20, 2016
Apr. 18–May 15, 2016
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Subtest II
By appointment during the following 4-week testing windows:
Sep. 7–Oct. 4, 2015
Dec. 28, 2015–Jan. 24, 2016
Feb. 22–Mar. 20, 2016
Apr. 18–May 15, 2016
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Subtest III
By appointment during testing windows. View testing windows by test center locations .
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Subtest IV
By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays).
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Subtest V
By appointment during the following 4-week testing windows:
Sep. 7–Oct. 4, 2015
Apr. 18–May 15, 2016
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Session Length
Subtest I: 1 hour 30 minutes
Subtest II: 1 hour 45 minutes
Subtest III: 2 hours
Subtests IV and V: 1 hour and 15 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
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 .
Notes
Subtests I, II, and III 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.)

Subtest III includes one or more assignments that require you to record spoken responses. Refer to the interactive CBT tutorial for information on how to use the audio capture feature.

 

Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.


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