Basic Skills Requirement for Preliminary Credential Programs
Candidates must demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, math and writing. Candidates can satisfy BSR through completion of university level coursework, or through passage of an exam. The BSR requirement must be met prior to starting the program.
Completion of coursework (AB-130). Please view guidelines on CTC website for approved coursework which can be used for this requirement. If candidates wish to satisfy BSR through coursework, they will complete a BSR Self Report Form. They will return the form, along with an unofficial transcript, which verifies the coursework they have identified for the requirement. Coursework will NOT be reviewed and evaluated if an application has not been submitted. Neither staff or faculty will provide verbal evaluations. All evaluations will be provided in writing, by the credential analyst, as outlined by the process above.
Passage of an Exam. Candidates can meet BSR through passage of one or more of the exams listed below. If candidates have not taken the exam prior to submitting their application, then they must attach proof of registration. Candidates that have completed this requirement would attach a PDF of CBEST or CSET Writing to their application. If this requirement was met through passage of SAT, ACT or AP exams, please contact the Credentials Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to submit an official score report.
The exams that are accepted are:
- SAT: This exam is taken as a Junior or Senior in high school
- ACT: This exam is taken as a Junior or Senior in high school
- AP: This exam is typically taken as a Senior in high school
- CBEST: This exam is taken post high school.
- CSET Writing: This exam is taken post high school. This can only be taken in conjunction with CSET Multiple Subject.
Please check the CTC website for additional information on required scores.
Note: Registration for the CBEST & CSET Writing is found online at ctcexams.nesinc.com. It is recommended that candidates request for scores to be reposted to SSU.