All credential candidates must verify their basic skills proficiency in Reading, Writing and Mathematics through one of the approved options listed on the Basic Skills Guidance document shown above. This document provides important information for applicants to our program and for UC Davis graduates applying to different programs. There is no recency requirement for your tests or coursework.
For Admission: Applicant must meet Basic Skills Requirement before being recommended to Graduate Studies for admission. It is in your best interest to have coursework evaluated and/or test requirements completed as early as possible but we will consider exceptions if extenuating circumstances prevent you from meeting these test timelines. Please email email@example.com to ask about exceptions for Out of State & Out of Country applicants.
!!!! For Scholarship Consideration: Applicant must apply by the January 15th scholarship deadline, must submit passing Basic Skills evidence by 2/15/24, and be recommended for admission to be considered for School of Education (Merit-Based) Scholarship.
If using coursework option to meet any part of the BSR
If using test score option to meet any part of the BSR
You do not need to submit a Basic Skills Summary but you will need to upload the score reports you are using to meet this requirement. After you submit your online application for admission Graduate Studies will provide directions on the uploading process. Unofficial scores are acceptable for admissions review (official may be needed at later date). A detailed explanation and list of options can be found in the Basic Skills Guidance document.
If you need to take CBEST to meet your Basic Skills Requirement-plan to take exam no later than January 2024!
The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) examines your basic understanding in 3 sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. It is a year-round, computer based exam taken in-person at a testing center or via an online-proctored option. Please consult the official CBEST website for more information regarding test dates, sites, costs, and to download a free CBEST practice test. You may also want to review the information on the Test Prep resources document for some study tips. These are simply for your consideration as some of our students have found them useful. Consult the official for more information regarding test dates, sites, costs, and to download a free CBEST practice test.
Good news: The California State Budget includes funding to continue to provide a fee reimbursement to candidates for CBEST examinations.
Eligible individuals can register, pay, and be refunded for the CBEST. All examination fees will be reimbursed/refunded at a future date as soon as state contracts are approved. Refunds will be automatic to the individual taking the examination, and there will be no additional steps needed.
For more information and updates about the waivers, eligible exams and individual eligibility requirements please visit the California Exam and Assessment Fee Waiver FAQ’s page.