Basic Skills Evaluation Form
This form is for credential students in the Teacher Preparation, School Counseling, and School Psychology programs at the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE). It is necessary that the Credentials Office obtains official transcripts or exam results for these evaluations. Transcripts and score results are considered official only if they are sent from the undergraduate or testing institution directly to KSOE. Students who use this form should be prepared to order official documents for any document that the Credentials Office does not already have on record. Unofficial documents will not be eligible for evaluation. Please allow at least 14 days for evaluations to be completed. Prospective students may use this form, but the Credentials Office will only begin evaluations once students are enrolled. Please find more information on pathways to fulfill BSR on the CTC's Basic Skills Requirement (CL-667). Any additional questions may be forwarded to the Credentials Office at email@example.com.
Students will need to indicate which of the following pathways they have used to fulfill the Basic Skills Requirement:
- Exam (CBEST, CSET + Writing Skills, SAT, ACT, AP)
- Undergraduate Coursework
- Combination (Exam & Coursework)
To meet the BSR using coursework, please read the CTC's guidelines below:
Individuals may meet the requirement by providing official transcripts to a Commission-approved preparation program or submitted with their application packet to the Commission. The transcripts must show passage of courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as outlined below. Courses must have been taken at a regionally-accredited college or university for credit, passed with a grade of B or better, be degree applicable, and be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units. Qualifying coursework does not include professional development or continuing education units or in-service training or workshops. Qualifying coursework includes the following:
- For reading proficiency: a course in critical thinking, literature, philosophy, reading, rhetoric, or textual analysis.
- For writing proficiency: a course in composition, English, rhetoric, written communication, or writing.
- For mathematics proficiency: a course in algebra, geometry, mathematics, quantitative reasoning, or statistics.
A course that does not fall within the indicated areas may still qualify with additional letter of explanation. A letter from the registrar or relevant department chair of the college or university must state that a course passed by the applicant covered reading, writing, or mathematics at the same level as one of the listed courses. Such a letter could also attest that a single course sufficiently indicates proficiency in reading and writing combined.