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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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Computer-Based Testing Tutorials

These tutorials can give you a sense of what you will see when you begin your test at a Pearson Professional Center.

CBT Tutorials

On-Screen CBT Tutorial

Preview the on-screen tutorial that you will see before you begin your test. This tutorial includes information about how to navigate through a test, how to select your answers, and how to end the test.

Interactive CBT Tutorials

Computer-Based Testing

Practice using the CBT functions that will be available during your test, including navigating through a test, selecting your answers, and using on-screen calculators, accessibility features, and reference materials.

Screen Color and Font Adjustment

These features, as noted in the interactive tutorial, are included in all computer-based tests.

font and color scheme optionsThe right-hand corner of a computer-based test screen is shown. There are two menus highlighted, one that reads Normal Color Scheme and one that reads Small Font. Normal Color Scheme has selections for a variety of text and background color combinations, and Small Font has selections for enlarging the font size of the display to 125%, 150%, 175%, and 200%.

The Normal Color Scheme menu allows you to select a different font color and background color combination.

The Small Font menu allows you to increase the font size in predefined percentages.

Note that these specifications cannot be adjusted during any portion of a test that includes audio components.

Pearson Professional Centers Tour

Preview a visit to a Pearson Professional Center, including a view of the typical test room and other test center areas. View panoramic tours and an image gallery to gain advance knowledge of the test center experience.

Scanning Instructions

Some tests in the MTEL program allow you to handwrite or draw your responses to written assignments, and then scan them into the computer using a scanner provided at your workstation. Review the scanning instructions here. For information on which tests use hand-draw functionality, see Tests.

Online Proctoring

Review the following tutorials for more information about testing remotely.

Online Scratch Pad

During an online-proctored exam, candidates will have access to an online scratch pad. The scratch pad will be available during the entire exam. You may practice using the scratch pad by running the interactive tutoriallink opens in a new window.

scratch padThe navigation bar of an online-proctored exam is shown with a link to the scratch pad highlighted. The scratch pad is shown as a window that a user may type in with options for cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo.