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.
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.