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Practice Tests

Practice tests are available for most subject areas

Official MTLE Practice Tests. Each official MTLE practice test is 100% aligned to MTLE test content and is designed to simulate the experience of taking an MTLE test. Full-length tests include the same number of scorable questions as the operational tests. The MN NES Essential Academic Skills (EAS) practice tests include explanations of correct responses, and for the Writing subtest, the practice test includes analyses of sample written responses at each score point.

NES® Practice. NES Practice offers full-length practice tests that address objectives and content similar to what you experience on an MTLE test, and may provide a helpful additional resource for preparation. Tests are available for more than 20 fields and include explanations of correct responses.

Each practice test offers:

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Purchasing and accessing your practice test

You may purchase a practice test on its own or during registration for the MTLE. You will be prompted to create an account on this website, which you will also use to register for the MTLE and access your test results.

After purchasing, you can log in to your account on this website at your convenience and take your practice test.

Taking the practice test

You will have 120 days to access your practice test, beginning on the date of activation.

Each practice test includes field-specific directions similar to those that will be presented in the actual test. Practice test questions may include graphics, audio materials, and writing assignments, as appropriate. There is currently only one version of each practice test.

While you are testing, you may pause the test and return to it later if you wish; you do not have to finish the test in a single session.

Your practice test can be submitted for scoring only once, but it will be available for your review until the end of your subscription period (120 days). After you submit your practice test for scoring, you will receive immediate results showing your objective-level performance on multiple-choice questions. NES practice tests and the MN NES EAS practice tests include explanations of correct responses.

Practice tests with written assignment(s) include sample responses, and some fields (e.g., MN NES EAS Writing subtest) also include analyses of each response. You can compare your response to the sample responses to gauge your performance.

For the MN NES EAS Writing subtest, your essay will be submitted and scored with results presented immediately, along with sample responses and scoring information.