The Department will now accept Communication and Literacy Skills subtests from different approved alternative assessments as part of the pilot of alternative assessments for licensure.
The passing scores for each subtest can now meet the Communication and Literacy Skills assessment requirement for licensure. Candidates taking the alternative assessments will need to have an ELAR account and be assigned a MEPID, and must request that their scores be sent to the Department from the relevant testing vendor.
We are working to ensure a smooth process with regards to passing scores being accepted into our ELAR system. At this time, we want to note that candidates who pass two subtests from different assessments may need to follow up directly with our Licensure Office (781-338-6600) after they have requested to have their scores from both subtests sent to the Department from the relevant testing vendor.
Candidates can find a list of approved alternative assessments and information on registering here: Pilot of Alternative Assessments to the MTEL.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
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TTY: (800) 439-2370
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