We are very excited to share a new alternative assessment option that is being made available through the regulatory pilot for a subset of subject matter knowledge tests for eligible candidates. In partnership with the Department, the Evaluation Systems Group (ES) of Pearson has developed MTEL-Flex, an alternative to standardized testing.
MTEL-Flex provides an assessment option for MTEL candidates whose score on select MTEL test fields is very close to the passing score (within one standard error of measurement of passing). Candidates who meet this eligibility requirement have the opportunity to submit an MTEL-Flex assessment rather than retaking the full MTEL test. For MTEL-Flex, candidates provide an analysis of an MTEL test objective to demonstrate the depth of their subject matter knowledge. Most candidates (with the exception of candidates taking the MTEL-Flex Spanish—Oral Expression) will provide a written submission to demonstrate their subject matter knowledge. Candidates who pass MTEL-Flex will meet the subject matter test requirement for their license. For more details about the structure of the MTEL-Flex, please see the MTEL website.
The MTEL-Flex is available for the following content area tests:
Please see MTEL-Flex or the MTEL website for more details.
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