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Course SummaryPrepare for the MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills exam with this convenient online test preparation course. These simple lessons and practice quizzes cover all of the reading and writing concepts that you'll need to know in order to perform well on the exam.
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About This Course
If you're planning on taking the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Vocational Technical Literacy skills exam, use this self-paced course to get ready in a few short weeks. Inside, you'll find expertly taught lessons that go over all of the information you'll need to know, as well as self-assessment quizzes that help you become comfortable answering the types of questions that appear on the exam. The course covers essential concepts in English composition, and the lessons are designed to strengthen your abilities to teach critical reasoning, reading comprehension and essay writing. For your convenience, we've made the course available 24/7 and accessible on any device that has a connection to the Internet.
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When you work through the course, you can be sure that you're studying the concepts you'll likely encounter on the MTEL exam. You'll be able to improve your writing skills and knowledge by completing all of the course's lessons and quizzes. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Determine the meaning of words
- Recognize main ideas and supporting details
- Identify the writer's purpose
- Assess the relationships between ideas in writing
- Evaluate writing through critical reasoning
- Interpret graphs, tables and charts
- Write in a focused and unified manner
- Use nouns, verbs, modifiers and pronouns properly
- Structure sentences correctly
- Recognize punctuation, capitalization and spelling rules
- Craft well-developed written compositions
As you work through the course's 16 chapters and 112 lessons, you'll learn from expert instructors who use a simplified and entertaining teaching style. Complete the lessons at your own pace, and take the self-assessments to gauge your understanding of the information. The Ask the Expert feature allows you to submit questions if you need any extra help.
MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills (91) Exam Information
The MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills test is aligned with teacher licensure standards in the state of Massachusetts, and it aims to evaluate the communication and literacy skills that are needed in order to teach in this field.
- Number of Questions: 60 (Reading Subtest); 42 (Writing Subtest)
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and open-response
- Time Limit: 4 hours for one or both subtests
- Exam Cost: $112 (both subtests); $76 (Reading Subtest); $85 (Writing Subtest)
MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills (91) Exam Breakdown
|MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Reading Subtest Concept||Percent of the MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Reading Subtest||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Main Idea and Detail||15%||8-10||6|
|Graphs, Tables and Charts||25%||14-16||6|
|MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Writing Subtest Concept||Percent of the MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Writing Subtest||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Unity and Focus||11%||7-9||9|
|Use of Verbs and Nouns||11%||7-9||12|
|Use of Pronouns and Modifiers||11%||7-9||10|
|Use of Sentence Structure and Punctuation||11%||7-9||13|
|Use of Capitalization and Spelling||11%||7-9||8|
|Written Composition Exercise and Written Summary Exercise||45%||2||19|
MTEL Vocational Technical Literacy Skills (91) Test Preparation & Registration
The flexible online format of the course allows you to prepare for the MTEL exam whenever you have free time. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress, and you can use it to jump to the chapters you want to study. Each chapter contains a handful of bite-sized lessons that cover important literacy skills. Our instructors use a simplified and engaging teaching style, and they're available to answer any questions you may have about the material. Work through the course at your own pace, and be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exams to solidify your understanding of these literacy concepts. We've also included printable lesson transcripts for offline study. To make sure you're ready for the MTEL exam, take the course's final multiple-choice assessment.
Registration for the exam can be completed online through the official Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure website. The account you create upon registration will also display your test scores after you complete the exam. You may take the exam at testing centers throughout Massachusetts, as well as other states. You must also agree to all testing rules and policies before registering.
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