Passing Score for CSET

How to Decide your Target CSET Score?

The CSET or California Subject Examination for Teachers intends to test the knowledge and skills of the candidates or potential teachers for obtaining certifications or credentials in those subjects that they wish to teach in schools. Each subject evaluates specific competencies of the test takers and they are required to obtain passing scores in these subjects for fulfillment of their goals.

Deciding the Target Score

A passing score refers to the minimum score that will help the candidates pass the CSET. How can the candidates decide their target scores? Read the following points for more information on this:

  • It is important that the test taker decides on a score that is more than the average score. The candidates will have to follow a constructive and disciplined method of preparation for this.

  • A scaled score is obtained by a candidate, which is based on a number of raw score points that are allotted for each section of the test. The raw scores are transformed into a scale of 100 to 300 out of which the test takers must obtain 220 as the minimum passing score. Therefore, the test takers should analyze their strengths and weaknesses in the sections of the test and familiarize themselves with the format of questions in order to set the target score of 220 or above.

  • To get a target score of 220 or above,candidates have to answer multiple-choice questions and constructed response assignments correctly as far as possible. 

  • While the multiple-choice questions are scored by machine, the constructed response questions are scores by competent educators of California. Moreover, the constructed response assignments are scored on the basis of certain parameters. Thus, a test taker must have proper understanding of the patterns of questions to answer them effectively.

CSET Score Report

If you want to find out more information about the score report of the exam, then you should read the points given below for more information:

  • The passing scores are determined by the performance of the candidates in the subtests.

  • In order to obtain a good score, a candidate must take all the subtests of a particular subject in a single session and not separately, thereby enabling the authorities to calculate the appropriate scores of the test takers.

  • While the passing score of CSET is mentioned in the report, it also includes whether the candidates have failed to attain the same. Under such circumstances, it is possible for the candidates to consider the option of retest by following the required procedures.

  • For the convenience of analysis, the reverse side of the score report also contains the details of the performance of the candidates in the subtests; so that it is easier for them to find out their strengths and weaknesses and make the necessary improvements.