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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Test Requirements

The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has approved the Reading and Writing sections of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core), referred to as the Communication and Literacy test, as an alternative to the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLST) MTEL during a regulatory pilot period. Teacher candidates, or those wishing to become certified, may take the Communication and Literacy test as an alternative to the CLST MTEL. To see additional information about testing requirements in Massachusetts, please see the following page on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

Get information on sending your scores to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
 

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
 


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You may take the following as an alternative to the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL Test Code Qualifying Score

Communication and Literacy: Reading

and

5714

156

Communication and Literacy: Writing

5724

162

If you wish to take both computer-delivered Communication and Literacy subtests (5714 and 5724) at the same time, select Communication and Literacy Combined Test (5753) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual and combined tests.


This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin (PDF).


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