BCLAD Test: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the passing score?
Correctly completing two-thirds of the test.
What is the passing rate for these tests?
60-70% of our students pass the entire test the first time, about 90% pass after taking it twice, provided they have the assessed language and liberal arts background.
Isn't this test just a formality?
No. If you are applying for a BCLAD we are required by law, to ensure you can teach in the primary language and about the primary language.
I recently took the test and would like to criticize it. Who is the best person to relay this to?
The best person is the Convener for the BCLAD Exam Committee, Dr. Albert Loazno. He will then bring up the matter in the committee's meetings.
But I am taking 27 units. I have no time to prepare!
Your coordinator is responsible for notifying you of the test dates and for giving you the link to this preparation site early on, ideally during the student orientation. Most students who took ethnic studies, are proficient speakers, or took intermediate level coursework in the language can pass with a short review.
I used your review materials but did not pass the @*# test!
Every test taker is different. The review of the materials included in the study guides does not guarantee a passing score.
I don't like your test.
Should you not be satisfied with this test or with the way in which it is administered, please remember you are free to take the NES test at any time it is offered.
When should I start to review for these tests?
About a month before the tests.
Is the test administered by National Evaluation Systems any easier?
No, many students find it harder than the BMED test.
Can we take the test on our home computers?
No. To avoid cheating, all students registered for the test will take it in a computer lab, under supervision from a faculty monitor.
Aren't you supposed to help us pass?
The BMED department is already trying to help you by administering the test free of charge and providing you with a general study guide.