Basic Skills Test
The Basic Skills test includes reading, mathematics, and writing assessments. If you are preparing for the test, it is very important you know the test objectives and make sure you are preparing for the questions that match the objectives for the MTTC Basic Skills Test. The test objectives and a free study guide are available at the MTTC Web site at www.mttc.nesinc.com.
Following are some other helpful resources:
- MTTC Basic Skills Test full length practice test.
- Cliff Notes: Math Review for Standardized Tests.
- Test preparation books like those for the PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) Praxis I or GED test prep materials.
- Practice tests at www.learningexpresslibrary.com.
- The Best Teachers’ Test Preparation for the MTTC: Basic Skills Test, Elementary Education Test (Research & Education Association, 2006). This book is on reserve at the EMU Halle Library front desk.
Subject Area Tests
A good time to take the MTTC tests is when you have completed 90% of the coursework required for the endorsement you wish to teach.
A free study guide for each subject area test is available at www.mttc.nesinc.com. The study guides include general information, test content objectives, and sample test questions for each of the included test fields.
The Best Teachers’ Test Preparation for the MTTC: Basic Skills Test, Elementary Education Test (Research & Education Association, 2006), on reserve at the EMU Halle Library, covers preparation for MTTC #83.
Halle Library has additional subject area test study materials on reserve. Ask for the State Objectives for Competency Exams and specify the subject area in which you are interested.
MTTC offers a full length practice test for MTTC #83 Elementary Education.