Free CBEST Reading Practice Test: Q&A with Explanations

Last updated 12/09/2022

The reading section of the CBEST test is designed to measure the skill level of a candidate in relation to their understanding of written information and tables and graphs.

Try out a free reading practice test to help you become familiar with the format and questions of the reading section of the CBEST.

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The questions that form the reading section are quite complex and diverse. Nevertheless, a candidate will only need to draw on the information presented to them in the given passage. The aptitudes assessed in the reading section of the CBEST exam are as follows:

  • Evaluation and critical analysis (approximately 20 items)
  • Research skills and comprehension (approximately 30 items)

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The CBEST test assesses a test-takers level of skill in math, reading, and writing. We have carefully formulated CBEST practice tests to give you a great starting point for your CBEST test study and preparation. It is essential that you do well on your CBST exam as this will help you get started on your teaching career.

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