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Testing Tutorials and Demonstrations

These tutorials can give you a sense of what you will experience during your MTEL test.

On-Screen Tutorial

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

Interactive 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, may not be available for all tests.

Font adjustment is available for some tests using keyboard shortcuts:

  • Some tests render content on the screen. Therefore, the common functions of a web browser are available to all candidates. To adjust content in a web browser, candidates can use these key combinations:
    • Ctrl + enlarges
    • Ctrl  minus  decreases
    • Ctrl 0 resets the view to 100%
  • This is common functionality for most if not all web browsers.
  • For font enlargement greater than 200%, you may wish to submit an Alternative Testing Arrangements Request form and supporting documentation in order to request screen magnification software.
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 tutorial link 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.

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