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Section 3: Test Structure
Theatre (223/224)


CSET: Theatre consists of two separate subtests: the first composed of multiple-choice questions, and the second composed of constructed-response questions. Each subtest is scored separately.

The structure of the examination is shown in the tables below.

Table outlining the test code, time, number of questions, and format.
Test Name CSET: Theatre
Test Code
  • Subtest I (test code 223)
  • Subtest II (test code 224)
  • Subtest I: 2 hours
  • Subtest II: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Both subtests in a single session: 4 hours and 15 minutes
Number of Questions
  • Subtest I: 80 multiple-choice questions
  • Subtest II: 5 constructed-response questions
Proportions of subtest sections used to determine overall score
  • Subtest I: 100% multiple-choice questions
  • Subtest II: 100% constructed-response questions
Format Computer-based test (CBT)

Test Structure

Table outlining test content subject weighting by subtest and domain.
Subtest Domain Number of Multiple-Choice Questions Number of Constructed-Response Questions
I Creating 20 none
I Performing 20
I Responding 20
I Connecting 20
Subtest I Total 80 none
II Creating none 3 focused (100–200 words each)
2 extended (250–350 words each)
II Performing
II Responding
II Connecting
Subtest II Total none 3 focused (100–200 words each)
2 extended (250–350 words each)

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