University of Redlands

Basic Skills Requirement 

Students may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods:

Pass the CBEST

Individuals only need to pass The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) once; CBEST passing scores remain valid indefinitely for all credential and employment purposes. 

Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations

Passing scores on the California State University (CSU) Early Assessment Program (EAP) (English and Mathematics sections) or the CSU Placement Examinations (English Placement Test [EPT] and Entry Level Mathematics [ELM]) are sufficient to meet the basic skills requirement. Passing exam scores remain valid indefinitely for credential purposes. See Table below for passing scores.**

 

CSU EAP Placement Tests (taken in Spring of 11th grade)

 

Math

English

Early Assessment Program (EAP)

“College Ready” or “Exempt”

“College Ready” or “Exempt”

CSU Placement Tests

 

Math

English

Entry Level Math (ELM)

50*

 

English Placement Test (EPT)

 

151

* ELM tests taken prior to March 2002 required a minimum passing score of 550. 

** The English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry-Level Mathematics Exam (ELM) are no longer offered.

 

Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects plus Writing Skills Examination

Passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Writing Skills examination (test #142) or Multiple Subjects Examination (subtests #101, 102, & 103)

See www.ctcexams.nesinc.com for more information.

Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT

A score of 500 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section* of the SAT exam combined with a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Mathematics exam is determined to have met the basic skills requirement. An individual having earned a score of 22 or higher on the ACT English exam combined with a score of 23 or higher on the ACT Mathematics exam is determined to have met the basic skills requirement. See Table below: 

 

Examination

Math

English*

College Board SAT

550

500

(ACT)

23

22

* Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (previously Critical Reading or Verbal) section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test.
 

 

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Students who achieve a score of 3 or higher on the College Board AP English exam and AP Calculus or AP Statistics exam may also use these exam scores to meet the basic skills requirement. The table below shows how the scores may be applied.

 

Examination

Math

English

College Board Advanced Placement Examinations

 

Score of 3 or above on one of the following:

·         AP Calculus AB

·         AP Calculus BC

·         AP Statistics

Score of 3 or above on one of the following:

·         AP English Language and Composition

·         AP English Literature and Composition

 

 

Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State

Basic skills examinations from other states are accepted. See the Out-of-State Basic Skills Examinations chart (page 5 of the pdf) for a listing of acceptable examinations from other states.

Mixing and matching of different exam sections will not satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement.