I found this in a discussion board that will shed some light on the company you mentioned, and thought I share it. It seems that whichever test your taking (single or multiple subject) stay away from cateaching solutions and MOmedia. Here's the post:
"I wanted to warn anyone looking for study materials for the CSET: English...
I bought CSET Secrets: English from MO Media this month. I was shocked when it came in the mail...about 75 pages, not even as thick as a child's notebook. It was rediculous. Only 15 or so of the pages in large print, were "test related" if that. They went over things like, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Nothing realted to Lit. Theory, movements, poetry...My 7 year old daughter could have read and understood it, more or less wrote it! My LORD! Second grade stuff. The rest of the book was a total waste of paper, they gave me 30 pages of "classroom strategies" which I don't need to teach high school, like how throw holiday parties for your students and LITERALLY how to make a turkey on construction paper by tracing your hand! This is NO JOKE THIS STUFF IS IN THE BOOK!! I did not pay $45 for that crap! It was a total joke. I inititally bought it due to the lack of CSET Single subject materials out there! Now I am $45 poorer and a whole lot dumber! Thanks MO Media. Buyer beware!"
CAteaching solutions was even worse.
On the bright side, here's another helpful post I found as well showing you what (and what not to) use in your preparation. Read on ...
"Now that I've passed all of the CSET Subtests, for good (thank goodness) I just wanted to congratulate all of you that either passed it on the 1st try or the 7th. The point being, it's DONE . For those of you that didn't pass it, don't give up and keep trying. I was definitely ready to just leave the teaching profession for good if I hadn't gotten over this last hurdle.
Do not, I repeat do not waste your time on purchasing any of those online study guides. The ones from MOMedia and CA Teaching Solutions. You'll end up spending way too much for something that really isn't all that helpful. I found that most of it was too wordy (even thou it's supposed to be brief) and the math section on the CA Teaching Solutions has math that you don't even see on the CSET Math section.
1.Do use the CSET Cliff Test Prep to supplement any other study items you have.
2.CSET site study tests/questions are somewhat helpful and it will give you a general idea of what you need to know.
3.Get the Hirsch (What 4th,5th,6th Graders Should Know) books and take brief, overall notes on the subjects that you are studying for.
4.Check Scholastic.com for Everything You Need to Know About (math,science,etc) series of books by Anne Zeman, Kate Kelly
5.Use the internet to supplement your studying.
If you are taking the RICA, and have not entered a teaching credential program, it's possible you don't have an abundance of Language Arts notes that go over what you need to know for the RICA.
1.If you have these kinds of notes, study them.
2.Use the RICA Test Prep
3.Use the online Test Prep and focus on the writing the paragraphs.
4.Know the basics, phonemic awareness,phonics,stages of reading,writing,etc.
5.Use the internet to supplement your studying."
Hope this helps ...