Back in the old days of the MTEL tests, the exams were given on Saturday mornings and afternoons at local high schools. My first marketing “campaign” was to travel around the North- and South Shores of Boston to these test sites and put advertising flyers on windshields. The method was very dirty—most people didn’t wash their cars before getting up to take an MTEL—yet cost effective—I would often take my older kids and nephews to help (it usually cost me $10 a kid and Taco Bell)—and it worked. The good folks at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would mail a letter to your address with your score reports a month or two after that grind of a Saturday. Your scores would also be posted on your ELAR account.
Since the advent and proliferation of the Internet, the exams have been given at test centers (or at home – READ THIS to learn why you should NOT take an MTEL at home), and DESE sends you an email with your results, not the full score report, just if you “met the qualifying score/passing score” or not. The reports are emailed on the appropriate score reporting date (see links below).
Score reports for the MTEL Communication and Literacy Skills, Early Childhood, Foundations of Reading, General Curriculum, and Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test: Reading are released on the MTEL website, on this schedule.
A range of score dates are given at the link above. Find the range your test fell within, and look across to see – then you will get the email.
Find the subject MTEL you need, click the “+” across from the red SCORE REPORT DATES link (middle of the page on the left). Clicking the “+” will show all the subject MTELs. Clicking on each link will show the same kind of range/date combination as described above.
Please feel free to contact me directly, Chuck Zucco, with any MTEL questions. My company, Educational Testing Institute, has been providing MTEL preparation courses and tutoring since 1999 with great success—we guarantee our results. We currently offer classes on Zoom, tutoring, and self-paced video programs for many MTELs. If your MTEL is not listed, check HERE or HERE, or ask me – I’ve been able to help many with other exams.
When Will I Receive My Results?
If one finds themselves wondering, “when do I get my MTEL scores,” fortunately, MTEL results have a quick turnaround.
One can expect to see their scores within 2-5 weeks. Each testing window does have its own corresponding score report date, though. For a more detailed breakdown of when one can access their MTEL score reports, use the table in the subsection below.
During their MTEL registration, individuals can choose to have their scores emailed to them. Logistically, this will be the easiest way to receive your scores. However, if one does not want their scores emailed to them, they can instead check their scores through their account on the MTEL website. Scores are posted at 10 pm Eastern Standard Time on the score date that corresponds to when the MTEL test was taken.
It is also natural to ask “do MTEL scores expire,” and the quick answer is that they do not; however the scores will disappear from ones MTEL account after two years.
For the 2022 MTEL results schedule, refer below and match the MTEL test dates with the corresponding MTEL score report dates.
|MTEL Test Date||MTEL Score Report Date|
|3/21/2022 – 4/3/2022||4/22/2022|
|4/4/2022 – 4/17/2022||5/6/2022|
|4/18/2022 – 5/1/2022||5/20/2022|
|5/2/2022 – 5/15/2022||6/3/2022|
|5/16/2022 – 5/29/2022||6/17/2022|
|5/30/2022 – 6/12/2022||7/1/2022|
|6/13/2022 – 6/26/2022||7/15/2022|
|6/27/2022 – 7/10/2022||7/29/2022|
|7/11/2022 – 7/24/2022||8/12/2022|
|7/25/2022 – 8/7/2022||8/26/2022|
|8/8/2022 – 8/21/2022||9/9/2022|
|8/22/2022 – 9/4/2022||9/23/2022|
|9/5/2022 – 9/18/2022||10/7/2022|
|9/19/2022 – 10/2/2022||10/21/2022|
|10/3/2022 – 10/16/2022||11/4/2022|
MTEL scores use their own score reporting system; therefore, the scores will be provided by them. The MTEL score report will focus on whether or not it was a passing score. It will also note the day of the MTEL exam, which test it was, how the sections were scored, and the test takers performance.
What Score Do You Need to Pass the MTEL Test?
Each MTEL exam will be converted to a scaled score to ensure consistency among different exams.
You will need to receive a minimum scaled score of 240 to pass an exam. You can find more information about scoring on the MTEL website.
If you do not receive a passing score of 240 and need help passing your MTEL, 240 Tutoring has a comprehensive study guide to make sure you pass your MTEL exam!
How Long Do You Have to Wait Before You Can Retake an MTEL Exam?
No one expects to fail, but if you do fail your exam, there’s good news.
The good news is that you can retake your MTEL exam as many times as you need to receive a passing score.
You must wait 45 days before you retake the same MTEL test or subtest. For tests that have more than one subtest, you can retake both of those subtests during the same testing session. Once you have passed a subtest, there is no need to retake that subtest again.
If you do fail your exam, you should make use of a prepared study guide while you’re waiting to retake your exam. Each 240 Tutoring Study Guide comes with a pass guarantee, so you know you’re getting the best resources to help you pass your exam!
How long does it take for Mtel scores to come back?
What is a good score on the MTEL?
How long are Mtel scores good for?
Can you appeal your Mtel score?