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Section 3: Test Structure
Music (226/227)


CSET: Music consists of two separate subtests, each composed of both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. Each subtest is scored separately.

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

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Test Name CSET: Music
Test Code
  • Subtest I (test code 226)
  • Subtest II (test code 227)
  • Subtest I: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Subtest II: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Number of Questions
  • Subtest I: 40 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 40 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
Format Computer-based test (CBT)

Test Structure

Table outlining test content subject weighting by domain.
Subtest Domain Number of Multiple-Choice Questions Number of Constructed-Response Questions
I Creating 20 1 extended (250–350 words)
2 focused (video performance)
I Performing 20
Subtest I Total 40 1 extended (250–350 words)
2 focused (video performance)
II Responding 20 2 extended (250–350 words)
II Connecting 20
Subtest II Total 40 2 extended (250–350 words)

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