Understanding Your Test Results
For each subtest, your performance is evaluated against an established standard. The minimum passing score for each subtest is approved by the BOT and is based, in part, on the professional judgments and recommendations of Minnesota educators.
The total subtest score is based on the number of raw score points earned on each section (multiple-choice section and, for some tests, constructed-response section); the proportion accounted for by each section, if applicable; and the scaling of that score. Raw scores are converted to a scale of 100 to 300 for MTLE exams. For the MN NES Essential Academic Skills examination, raw scores are converted to a scale of 400 to 600.
MN NES Essential Academic Skills (EAS) score reports. Candidate score reports for the MN NES EAS examination include a Detailed Performance Analysis. In this section of the score report, candidates are provided information about their performance on each test competency.
Scoring constructed responses. Information about the scoring of constructed responses, including performance characteristics and the score scale, is available in the preparation materials. The following tests include constructed-response assignments; select a test to access the preparation materials.
- MN NES Essential Academic Skills
- World Language and Culture: Chinese (Mandarin) (Grades K–12)
- World Language and Culture: French (Grades K–12)
- World Language and Culture: German (Grades K–12)
- World Language and Culture: Spanish (Grades K–12)
How to Read Your Score Report
Your score report is provided to you with information about how to read your score report. You can also review that information here; select a test from the list below.