Important Announcement regarding passing scores for Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE)

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At the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) meeting on November 18, 2022, the Board established new passing standards for all MTLE assessments EXCEPT:

The new minimum passing standards are effective from the start date of each current, impacted test. For example, if the current Physics Subtest 1 launched in 2018, MTLE candidates who took the Physics test from its launch in 2018 onward may take advantage of the PELSB decision.

All candidates who took an impacted test title before January 9, 2023, and received a "Not Passed" designation on their official score report should contact the MN PELSB to determine if they now have a passing score.

For candidates testing after January 9, 2023, official score reports will reflect the new performance standards. Unofficial score reports received immediately after testing will not reflect the PELSB decision. As such, "Not Passed" designations may not reflect a candidate's actual results.

Note that candidates are not eligible for a refund of any test or registration fees associated with taking an MTLE test after they have tested.

For more information regarding Minnesota educator certification requirements, visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) at
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