MTLE Test Retake Policy


Retaking the MTLE Test

The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) retake policy generally states that test takers can retake any subtest that they do not pass as long as they wait a period of 45 days between test attempts. In order to retest, test takers must complete the registration process again and pay the related fee. However, individuals who take any test more than three times may apply for a fee voucher to cover the expense of additional test attempts.

MTLE Score Reporting

Individuals can find out how they did on their exam around 12 days after the testing window in which they took their test closes. Score reports are accessible via the online account used to register. In this report, test takers will receive diagnostic information that tells them how well they performed on each area of their test.

Individuals who do not pass the MTLE subtest or tests that they registered for may want to spend some time studying this report. The provided diagnostic info may prove to be very useful when preparing for another attempt, as test takers can focus their study efforts on the areas in which they previously scored poorly.

Preparing for a Retake

On the MTLE website, students are able to access a number of test preparation materials that may prove useful to them as they prepare for a retest. These include study guides with sample questions and test-taking strategies as well as practice tests and videos. Additionally, students can complete tutorials focusing on computer-based examinations. Some of these resources are free, while the more comprehensive resources may require payment.

Basic Skills Test Resources also provides a number of courses designed specifically for the various MTLE tests. For example, many individuals who wish to teach in Minnesota will have to initially prove their competence by passing the Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills Examination, though they can also take the ACT or SAT as an alternative. has created the MTLE Basic Skills: Practice and Study Guide course that students can use to help prepare for this exam. This course contains a total of 36 chapters that cover all the skills and content areas that appear on the exam. In order to ensure comprehension of the material covered, students enrolled in the course can take lesson and chapter quizzes as well as a comprehensive practice test once the course is complete.

Pedagogy and Subject Test Resources

Test takers who also need to take a pedagogy or subject area test to meet licensure requirements in Minnesota might also want to check out this collection of over 20 MTLE Courses and Study Guides. Examples of available study guides include:

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The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) assess requisite skills and content knowledge for all prospective and current education professionals in the state. For more detailed information about the MTLE program, check out this article.

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