Resources for Faculty and Ed Prep Programs

Test Preparation and Program Planning: Information and Resources

Test Information

On the Tests page, you and your candidates can find:

  • General program and test information
  • Licensure/certification requirements information
  • Links to test-specific information pages

Review information on Test Development Activities.

Helping Candidates Prepare

Make sure candidates know how to make the most of these preparation tools:

  • Test objectives/frameworks
    Define test content
  • Preparation/study guides
    Provide general test information, test-taking strategies, test objectives/frameworks, sample questions, test directions, and open-response rubrics
  • Practice tests
    Provide sample questions plus information about how to use the practice test in a study plan, evaluating answers, and calculating a score
  • Prep videos and computer-based testing tutorials
    Provide information to help candidates prepare effectively and become familiar with the computer-based test experience and testing center

Worksheets and Handouts

CTCE Candidate Readiness Profile Word document.
Foundations of Reading (190) Candidate Readiness Profile Word document.
Have the candidate complete this before your first planning meeting—includes instructions and useful information for candidates and advisors

CTCE Objective-to-Course Matching Chart: Word document.
Foundations of Reading (190) Objective-to-Course Matching Chart: Word document.

Aligning course content with test objectives/frameworks, for use by

  • candidates—to assess how completed coursework aligns to test objectives/frameworks and to identify gaps
  • ed prep programs—to assess alignment of course offerings to test objectives/frameworks

CTCE Study Outline Chart PDF
Foundations of Reading (190) Study Outline Chart Word document.
Provided for candidates in the Test-Taking Strategies section of the Preparation/Study Guide with instructions for use in the "Developing a Study Outline" section

Interpreting Score Report Information and Assisting Candidates

Score report explanation

Helping your candidates interpret their test results
Information on interpreting candidate score report information and advising candidates on future preparation

Educator Preparation Program Planning and Use of Data

These resources may be used in program planning and describe how to understand and use candidates' performance information.

Understanding and Analyzing Program Data
Information about reports provided to educator preparation programs and the state education agency

Technical Information

Technical Manual (updated annually)

The tests are administered by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. The tests were originally developed for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) program. Information regarding the initial development and validation of the tests is available in the MTEL Technical Manual Opens in a new window.. Additional development activities were conducted with panels of educators in other states where the tests are used.

Test Validity and Reliability PDF opens in a new window

Test Schedule and Score Report Dates

Purchasing Vouchers

Vouchers are available for purchase to provide candidates with full or partial credit toward fees for test registration.

  • Preparation programs may wish to purchase vouchers in order to assist candidates whose test fees were incorporated into tuition.
  • Vouchers can be purchased in any quantity and in any dollar amount, determined by the preparation program.
  • Candidates are able to use vouchers as a form of payment when registering for an exam. Note that vouchers must be applied during the initial registration; they cannot be applied retroactively to existing registrations. Each candidate may apply one voucher to their purchase of a test.
  • Vouchers are valid for one year from the date on which they are generated.
  • Voucher usage may be tracked upon request in order to identify any unused vouchers prior to expiration. The unused vouchers may then be renewed and redistributed to candidates, ensuring their use.

To purchase test registration vouchers: Please complete and submit a Voucher Request Form PDF.

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