Additional Test Preparation Courses
CBEST Test Preparation
The California Basic Educational Skills Test was developed to meet requirements of laws relating to credentialing and employment. This test requirement does not replace any of the other requirements of subject matter knowledge, professional preparation, and practice teaching or field experience applicable to the issuance of credentials. The CBEST is designed to test basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator; the test is not designed to measure the ability to teach those skills.
Downey Adult School has all of the necessary materials for students to prepare and pass the CBEST.
TOEFL Test Preparation
The TOEFL test is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, Downey Adult School provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills. The TOEFL test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
■Students planning to study at a higher education institution
■English-language learning program admissions and exit
■Scholarship and certification candidates
■English-language learners who want to track their progress
■Students and workers applying for visas
The ACCUPLACER is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level.
Before entering college it is important to have the skills necessary to demonstrate competency on these assessments. If you do not score well on these assessments you may be placed in non-credit courses at the college level. Downey Adult School offers ACCUPLACER and ACT Compass Preparation classes that prepare you for your entrance assessment. The benefit of taking our preparation course will guarantee that you score at a desired range on the official exam resulting in you being placed into credit courses by the college counselors. Save time and money by preparing for these exams so you can begin making progress to your future career.