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General Test Information - Liberal Studies Program

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  • Track A: Humanities
  • Track B: Human Rights
  • Track C: Sustainability
  • Track D: Russian Studies
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Students are responsible for taking and passing the appropriate test(s) they may need.

ELM and EPT (Entry Level Mathematics Exam and English Placement Test)

Description of tests: Assess entry-level mathematics and English skill levels of entering CSU first-time freshmen students.

Who needs it?: All entering first-time freshmen who are not excempt. Check with your advisor if you have questions about exemptions.

When should it be taken?: Prior to enrolling at CSUN.



UDWPE (Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam)

Description of test: Proficiency exam to assess writing competency and skills.

Who needs it?: Students intending to graduate from a CSU school.

When should it be taken?: No later than the semester in which 90 units are completed.

Required for Graduation?: Yes

Required for Credential?: Not necessarily. Please consult with the Credential office.



CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)

Description of test: Assess and verify acceptable proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics skills in the English language.

Who needs it?: Students who intend to apply to CSUN's Credential Program.

When should it be taken?: Before applying to CSUN/s Credential Program.

Required for Graduation?: No

Required for Credential?: Yes



CSET:MS  (California Subject Exam for Teachers: Multiple Subjects)

Description of test: Assessment measuring general and subject-specific pedagogical skills and knowledge.

Who needs it?: Students pursuing the multiple subjects credential who have not demonstrated subject matter competency.

When should it be taken?: ITEP student must pass the CSET prior to student teaching. All others should consult with the Credential office.

Required for Graduation?: No

Required for Credential?: YES



RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)

Description of test: Written exam or video performance to demonstrate knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction.

Who needs it?: Students pursuing the multiple subjects credential. See Credential program for more information.

When should it be taken?: Immediately after required Reading course in Credential program.

Required for Graduation?: No

Required for Credential?: Yes