CBEST Free Practice Test

You’re preparing to take the CBEST™ and you really want to know if you’ll pass. 

And if the exam is very difficult to pass, you want to know exactly what you need to study in order to pass.

Well, you’re in the right place. I’m going to tell you about the very best study guides for the CBEST™.


Best Free Practice Test: 240 Tutoring’s Diagnostic Practice Test

240 Tutoring has been helping teachers pass their exams since 2011. They offer an online, completely free practice test for CBEST™’s Math and Reading sections. There isn’t a practice test for the essay questions, but they have some great tips for you on how to practice for that part of the exam. For Math and Reading, each practice test will give you a free score breakdown, so you can see exactly what you need to study.

240 Tutoring’s Diagnostic Practice Test – Math

240 Tutoring’s Diagnostic Practice Test – Reading


Best Paid Practice Test: 240 Tutoring’s Online Study Guide

240 Tutoring also offers a full study guide. Their CBEST™ has over 538 practice questions, 209 pages of content, and tons of flash cards.

Best of all, the study guide comes with a money-back guarantee that you will pass the test. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on a practice test, you want to pick one you can rely on, so it’s good to know that 240 Tutoring stands behind this guide. 

BONUS: 240 Tutoring is a month-to-month subscription. You get access to all of 240’s CBEST™ study guides – including the three subject tests – for one monthly price of $39.99. So subscribing to one study guide gives you access to all the study guides. 

240 Tutoring CBEST™ Study Guide

240 Tutoring CBEST™ Reading Study Guide

240 Tutoring CBEST™ Math Study Guide


Runner-Up for Free Practice Test: CECA Website

The California Educator Credentialing Assessments (CECA) website has some resources that will help you prepare for your exam. These resources include practice questions and a practice test for each subject area test. 

Be forewarned that these practice tests are in PDF format, whereas you’ll most likely be taking the CBEST™ on a computer (although it is also available on paper). However, it’s always useful to get the information straight from the source – in this case, CECA – even though the format may be different.

CECA CBEST™ Practice Test: Reading

CECA CBEST™ Practice Test: Math

CECA CBEST™ Practice Test: Writing


Honorable Mention: Union Test Prep

Union Test Prep also offers practice tests. The company uses a computer-based test, which is great for practicing your test-taking skills in the same format you’ll see on the CBEST™. 

The format of some of the questions, especially in the reading section, is a bit confusing, as you have to switch back and forth between the question and the text that goes with it. Also, the writing section tests you on some of the literary devices that you would need to write effectively, but frankly, the best way to prepare for the writing part of the exam is to write a lot of sample essays.

Those considerations aside, Union Test Prep is also a solid option.

Union Test Prep CBEST™ Practice Test: Reading

Union Test Prep CBEST™ Practice Test: Math

Union Test Prep CBEST™ Practice Test: Writing


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About the Author

Marshall Highet has been writing since she was a wee thing. No longer a wee thing, for the past ten years she’s worked as a professor, a professional writer, and an educational consultant.