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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is pilot testing items for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) testing program.

Eligibility requirements for participation

To be eligible to participate in the pilot test, you must meet at least one of following eligibility requirements:

  1. You are currently a junior or senior enrolled in an educator preparation program who will be seeking an educator license in one of the fields listed, OR
  2. You are a newly-licensed educator (first received a license within the past calendar year) in one of the fields listed, OR
  3. You are registered for a future administration of the MTEL in one of the fields listed.

Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to items that may appear on future test forms for the MTEL program. For the acceptable completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered a choice between a $139.00 MTEL test voucher that may be applied towards future MTEL testing fees or a $75.00 Barnes & Noble eGift card. Test vouchers are transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each test form. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each pilot test form and acceptance of participation terms and conditions. Participants may choose only one incentive per pilot test session and may take up to two (2) pilot test forms per field for which they are eligible

Pilot Test Information

Pilot Test Field Registration Code Pilot Test Design Session Timing and Other Important Details
MTEL English PTMA061 Approx. 25 multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) 2 hours & 15 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
MTEL Mathematics (Secondary) PTMA063 Approx. 25 multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) 2 hours & 30 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
An embedded Scientific Calculator will be available during the exam delivery for use in completing this pilot test
Reference materials (formula page) will be available during the exam delivery.
Pilot test may require hand-drawn responses that will be scanned using a scanner provided at the test center workstation
MTEL Middle School Mathematics PTMA065 Approx. 25 multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) 2 hours & 30 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
Reference materials (formula page) will be available during the exam delivery.
Pilot test may require hand-drawn responses that will be scanned using a scanner provided at the test center workstation
MTEL Foundations of Reading PTMA190 Approx. 25 multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) 2 hours & 15 minutes
(includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)

Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email ES-MTEL@pearson.com.

Scheduling Information

MTEL pilot testing begins February 18, 2020. You may schedule an appointment starting February 4, 2020.

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2020-03-09