For most credentials or permits to serve in California public schools, applicants must verify basic skills proficiency, aka.
BSR, in English reading, English writing, and mathematics before the credential or permit can be issued.
Additionally, teacher preparation programs often require that a candidate verify the completion of this requirement
during the application process as well. There are multiple ways in which this requirement can be satisfied.
This tool is designed to provide an understanding of the various options available and the documentation that
must be submitted to the Commission for each option.