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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 licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

 

praxis testing for Massachusetts
To Be Certified in You may take the following as an alternative to the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Communication and Literacy: Reading 5714 *
and
Communication and Literacy: Writing 5724 *
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.