Subtest III: Visual and Performing Arts
The Visual and Performing Arts questions on the CSET® Multi-Subject exam will cover the components from the State Curriculum Framework and the strands from the California Students Academic Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts. These consist of the following:
- Artistic perceptions—processing sensory information
- Creative expression—producing works in the arts
- Historical and cultural context—the time and place of creation of works of art
- Aesthetic valuing—pursuing meaning of the arts
- Connections, relationships, applications
These components and strands will cover the areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. You will be given 13 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed-response question. You may be asked to interpret a piece of art, supporting your answer with reasoning, analyzing the components and citing strands from State Curriculum Framework and the California Students Academic Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts, and discussing other ideas with regard to the visual and performing arts.
Subtest II: Mathematics
The CSET® Multi-Subject exam includes mathematics questions covering the topics of number sense, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, statistics, data analysis, and probability. You will be required to answer 26 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions to apply your mathematical knowledge in these content areas. You will also be expected to show mathematical reasoning using a number of different strategies, such as numbers, words, mathematical language, charts, graphs, symbols, and diagrams. You will have access to an on-screen calculator for Subtest II, which includes Mathematics.
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