Scores and Score Reports

Unofficial scores are available on the Internet by 5:00 p.m. on the score report date. These scores may only be viewed one time, and are only available on-line for about two weeks. These results are not official, and cannot be used in place of the official score. The official scores are mailed to the candidate and to any institution you requested be given scores. You should keep the original copy of the score report for your records, and if a copy is requested, it should be a photocopy rather than the original.

When you get your scores, you also get an explanation of how to interpret the results. Each subtest is scored individually. While individual sections of a subtest must be passed at the same time, once a subtest has been passed, you do not have to retake that subtest even if there are other subtests that must be retaken in order to fulfill certification requirements as long as you complete the certification within five years. There is no limit on the number of times you can retake a subtest, but you must register each time. To pass an examination, you must pass each subtest. When you get the test, you will either be given the information that you passed the test, or you will be given the score you received. Passing test scores are not provided.


Multiple-choice questions are scored by machine, as correct or incorrect. Constructed-answer questions are scored by two or more California teachers who are qualified in that area. They score the answers based on how well the answer responds directly to the question asked, demonstration of knowledge of the subject matter, supporting information provided for any conclusions made, and depth and breadth of understanding of the subject matter.

Obtaining Your Test Results
Score Report Explanation