This page contains test questions that were included on previously administered CAHSEE exams.
The second half of the page consists of questions about a grammatically incorrect passage.
The English, or ELA, section is mostly multiple-choice, though there is a written response section as well. To pass, you need to be able to comprehend and analyze passages, and also know the basics of English grammar and writing strategies.
If you don't do much reading in your spare time, try to do a little every day, even if you're just reading articles online or books for fun.
So don’t stress if you don’t pass during sophomore year – you will get plenty of chances to retry the test.
If you don’t pass by graduation, you can try for up to two school years after.
You will take the CAHSEE for the first time sophomore year.
If you don’t pass a section, you will just have to retake that section – for example, if you pass ELA but fail math, you will only have to take math again. You can retry the CAHSEE twice in junior year and up to five times senior year.
However, there are no calculators allowed, so you have to do all math work by hand.
If you rely on calculators to do multiplication and division, you have to practice doing math on paper.