CA may soon require fewer tests to become a teacher, at least temporarily

California teacher candidates may soon be able to take fewer tests to prove they are ready to teach, if legislation approved by the Assembly Committee on Education becomes law.

In its only meeting scheduled this year, the Assembly Education Committee this week approved two bills that would temporarily give teacher candidates the option to use university coursework to replace the required California Basic Educational Skills Test, or CBEST, as well as the California Subject Examinations for Teachers, referred to as CSET.

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