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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

What's New in 2017–2018

2017–2018 Test and Score Dates Now Available

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New CBT Test Center in Lexington, MA

Beginning June 16, 2017, a new test center opened in Lexington, Massachusetts:

Pearson Professional Center Lexington
24 Hartwell Avenue
Building A - First Floor
Lexington, MA 02421

Select your test to find nearby test centers.

Added Computer-Based Testing Features for 2017–2018

  • All MTEL tests: Highlighting and strikethrough capabilities
  • MTEL tests/subtests with open-response assignments: Enlarged response box for entering your response

Coming in Fall 2017: Interactive Format for Version 2 of the Communication and Literacy Skills Practice Tests

The interactive versions of these Reading subtest and Writing subtest practice tests will feature:

  • Online access
  • A full-length test that features sample test items, explanations of correct and incorrect answers to multiple-choice items, and sample responses to the constructed-response assignment(s)
  • Percent of multiple-choice items answered correctly by objective
  • 120-day access to activated test and score report for a $5.00 fee per subtest

Coming in Late Fall 2017: Updated Test Preparation Video

The current test preparation video is being updated to provide a general overview of test preparation and test-taking strategies in 3 parts:

  • What's on the test?
  • What do I already know? What do I need to learn?
  • How can I do my best?

Coming in Early 2018: Multiple-Choice Question Analyses for More MTEL Practice Tests

  • Latin and Classical Humanities (15)
  • Music (16)
  • Visual Art (17)
  • Business (19)
  • Theater (45)

Coming in Summer 2018: Practice Test for Vocational Technical Literacy Skills