Everything you Need to Pass the CHSPE Test!
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Study Guide – PDF Download
CHSPE Study Practice APP
Retaking the Test
You can retake one section of the test if you failed, but you cannot retake a section of the test that you passed. Tips on what to do if you fail
Can I use Calculator?
Calculators are allowed in the Mathematics section of the CHSPE, but with some limitations. For example, it must be a solar-powered or battery-powered basic calculator, which means non-scientific, non-programmable and non-statistical calculator.
Also, you cannot share your calculator with other examinees, to avoid that the aspirants use them to share information during the test.
Calculators that are NOT permitted are:
- Statistical calculators
- Scientific calculators
- Programmable calculators
- Any other calculator that can enter letters along with numbers, that makes noise, prints, or have raised screens.
What’s on the CHSPE?
- The CHSPE has a duration of 3 ½ hours that can be distributed by the examinee as preferred.
- The English-Language Arts section is composed by grammar and vocabulary questions and also an essay that the examinee must write.
- The Reading subtest has 84 multiple-choice questions, those assess seven aspects: initial understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, strategies, synonyms, multiple meaning words and context clues.
- The language subtest has 48 multiple-choice questions designed to evaluate six contents: capitalization usage, punctuation, sentence structure, pre-writing, content and organization.
- The math section assesses the aspirant abilities on geometry, algebra, and pre-algebra. This section has 50 multiple-choice questions, divided into 4 sections:
1. Number sense and operations
2. Patterns, relationships, and algebra
3. Data, statistics, and probability
4. Geometry and measurement.
How this study guide is organized 9
The CHSPE Study Plan 9
Making a Study Schedule 10
Answer Key 29
Help with Reading Comprehension 33
Main Idea and Supporting Details 36
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 40
Meaning From Context 43
Vocabulary Self-Assessment 46
Answer Key 52
Help with Building your Vocabulary 54
How to Write an Essay
Formulating a Thesis 67
Common Essay Mistakes 1 70
Common Essay Mistakes 2 72
Writing Concisely 74
Answer Key 89
English Grammar and Punctuation 92
Quotation Marks 100
Multiple Choice - Verb Tense 102
Common English Usage Mistakes 119
Subject Verb Agreement 126
Answer Key 146
Fraction Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts 150
Decimal Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts 155
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 156
Exponents – a Quick Tutorial 157
Basic Math Multiple Choice 159
How to Solve Word Problems 163
Types of Word Problems 166
Algebraic Equations 175
Cartesian & Coordinate Plane 181
Pythagorean Geometry 186
Scale drawings 188
Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 250
Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 325
The CHSPE is administered by the California Department of Education, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.