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Educator Preparation Program Providers
Test Preparation and Program Planning: Information and Resources
On the Test Info page, you and your candidates can find:
- General program and test information
- Licensure requirements information
- Links to test-specific information pages
Review information on Test Development Activities.
Helping Candidates Prepare for the MTEL
Make sure candidates know how to make the most of these preparation tools:
- Test objectives PDFs
Defining test content
- Test information guides
Providing general program and test information, test-taking strategies, test objectives, sample questions, test directions, and open-response rubrics
- Practice tests for many fields
Providing sample questions plus information on using the practice test in a study plan, evaluating answers, and calculating a score
- Prep videos and computer-based testing tutorials
Providing information to help candidates prepare effectively and become familiar with the computer-based test experience and testing center
Worksheets and Handouts
Candidate Readiness Profile
Have the candidate complete this before your first planning meeting—includes instructions and useful information for candidates and advisors
Objective-to-Course Matching Chart: aligning course content with test objectives
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Interpreting Score Report Information and Assisting Candidates
Score report explanation for the MTEL
Helping your candidates interpret their test results
Information on interpreting candidate score report information and advising candidates on future preparation
Educator Preparation Program Planning and Use of Data
These resources may be used in program planning and describe how to understand and use candidates' performance information.
Understanding and Analyzing Program Data
Information about reports provided to educator preparation programs and Massachusetts ESE
Information on how to use this online tool to view, analyze, and complete reports using test results data
Technical Manual (updated annually)
Here you can find:
- Detailed test development and operations information
- Annual reports (including annual pass rate reports)
- Supplemental test development information for several fields
MTEL Test Schedule and Score Report Dates
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education makes available to educator preparation programs a supply of MTEL test fee vouchers to assist their students with test fees. In addition to the vouchers provided to educator preparation programs on behalf of the Department, vouchers are available for purchase by educator preparation programs to provide candidates with full or partial credit toward fees for test registration.
To purchase test registration vouchers: Please send your inquiry to email@example.com.