About the Tests

The tests in the MTLE program are criterion referenced and objective based. Criterion-referenced tests are designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and skills in relation to an established standard of performance (a criterion) rather than in relation to the performance of other candidates. The tests are designed to help identify those candidates who have the level of knowledge and skills required to perform satisfactorily as educators.

The MTLE are delivered as computer-based tests. Each MTLE test includes multiple subtests, each with its own passing score. Subtests consist of multiple-choice, constructed-response, and/or other technology-supported test items to assess candidates' knowledge and skills based on the test objectives.

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