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After talking to LA Tutors, I could tell they were experienced and knowledgeable about the CHSPE so that gave me confidence. My son worked with an excellent CHSPE tutor for about 2 months. The tutor was mature, focused, and explained things clearly. Just today we found out my son PASSED the CHSPE. Hallelujah!! - Lori
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Connect with one of our expert CHSPE test prep experts who can help your student learn the techniques and find the confidence to master the CHSPE. Study smarter, not harder.
TEST PREP GAME PLAN
Complete our short or full-length CHSPE diagnostic test to gauge your strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll create an adaptable learning plan customized specifically for you. Simple. And somewhat magical.
HAND-PICKED, PROFESSIONAL CHSPE TUTORS
Because every student is unique in how they learn, we hand pick one of our CHSPE experts based on location, personality, and availability. Our CHSPE prep tutors have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools.
Top CHSPE Experts Delivering Top Scores
How do we know you’ll get a great CHSPE tutor or instructor? Well, we only choose to work with the absolute best, which starts with an intensive vetting process (interviews, background checks, simulated tutoring sessions). Then we hand pick the right one based on location, specific needs and personality.
1. Do I need to take the CHSPE?
The CHSPE is a high school equivalency test, so passing this test is the same as getting a high school diploma. You may want to take the CHSPE if you would like to be move forward with your career without having to worry about your high school requirements. You may also want to take the CHSPE if you want to skip high school and go straight to a community college like Santa Monica College or Pierce College.
2. What’s the difference between the CHSPE and GED?
The GED is a nationwide test and is typically limited to those 18 years or older. The CHSPE, however, can be taken by any California student 16 years or older who will have completed 10th grade by the end of the semester in which he/she sits the test. For more info, check out our CHSPE vs. GED blog.
3. How many sections/subtests does the CHSPE have? 3
4. How long is the CHSPE?
3.5 hours. No part of the exam is timed within the 3.5 hours, so you can spend as much time as you like on any portion of the test until the testing session ends. Because of this, timing and pacing can be very important when taking the CHSPE.
5. Can I take the CHSPE more than once?
Yes. You can take the CHSPE as many times as you would like.
6. What is a passing score?
350 for the Math section and Reading subtest. The passing standard for the Language subtest is a combination of your multiple choice and essay (see table).
|Essay Score||Multiple Choice Score|
|2 or lower||You cannot pass.|
7. Where do I find CHSPE practice tests?
LA Tutors offers diagnostic and full length practice tests. To request a practice test to take at home, contact us here: Free Diagnostic Tests. You can also take practice tests at home with our free proctored videos, where a recorded proctor will time your sections, announce remaining time, and coordinate breaks: Proctored CHSPE Practice Test Videos
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for CHSPE test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an CHSPE crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the CHSPE, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the CHSPE essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire CHSPE test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire CHSPE test, including test-taking strategies and all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.
See What Our Students Have to Say
My kid and math are mortal enemies. He had already failed algebra three times in regular high school (is that a record?). After using other tutors with no success, I found LA Tutors. My son worked with an excellent tutor for about 2 months. The tutor was mature, focused, and explained things clearly. Just today we found out my son PASSED the CHSPE. Hallelujah!!
Victoria and I reviewed her diagnostic exam. Though she had trouble with a few math concepts like converting percentages into fractions, she has a solid foundation in all the sections. Since math and reading were her weakest scores, I want to focus on those because with a little practice she can pass this test!
Jacob and I discussed his homework and I gave him notes on his essay. He aced his conversions quiz which was great to see! We'll continue to move on to new math concepts and begin doing diagnostics soon.
We finished the second half of the practice test and went over a couple word problems with percentages and ratios. Katrina's math has very much improved since our time working together and she is much more comfortable with simpler calculations.
Ella and I went over the homework and reviewed material as we went along. Ella seems to be doing pretty well with the new concepts and only has a couple of questions she needs help with in the math section. We continued to go through more concepts in our book, including percentage based problems. With continued practice, she should be able to do well on the CHSPE.
We spent most of our session going over Talia's last practice test, which had gone well overall despite a few mishaps due to bad timing and a considerable bubbling displacement. We discussed how these can be avoided with a good timing strategy and abundant proofreading. I am very proud of where Talia has gotten in just over one week, and I'm hopeful that with a good night's sleep and positive attitude she will pass all sections of the test!
I enjoyed meeting and working with Connor today. We started off by going through his diagnostic test and discussing the questions he missed. We then discussed his essay. He demonstrated strong writing skills in the shorter writing sample, but on the test he'll be expected to write a full essay. I suggest that between now and the test date Connor complete the two practice tests provided. Looking forward to working with Connor again!
Kami and I made more progress on our overview in the math section of CHSPE. We found that she needed the most work with factoring quadratics and finding their solutions. We are going to continue this review, as well as adding in data and statistical word problems. She is learning to employ the factorial notation in probability situations as well. She has been diligent with homework assignments and is staying on track!