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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 Amazon 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 6-8 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 Availability Session Timing and Other Important Details
MTEL Middle School Humanities PTMA076 Multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) Scheduling opens 1/20/23

Pilot testing available beginning 2/3/23
2.5 hours (includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
MTEL General Curriculum Subtest 1: Language Arts and History/Social Science PTMA178 Multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) Scheduling opens 2/10/23

Pilot testing available beginning 2/24/23
2 hours & 15 minutes (includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)
MTEL General Curriculum Subtest 2: Mathematics, Science and Technology/Engineering PTMA278 Multiple-choice questions and 3 open-response assignments (essays) Scheduling opens 2/10/23

Pilot testing available beginning 2/24/23
2 hours & 15 minutes (includes 10-minute tutorial & 5-minute survey)

Exam may require hand-drawn responses to open-response items that will be scanned using a scanner at your assigned workstation

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

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 2023-01-19