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CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) Scoring Guide

CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) Scoring Guide

If you plan to teach English language learners in California, you’ll probably need to pass the CTEL. This exam has three separate subtests, including CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031). Each section is critical to passing the CTEL as a whole. Therefore, it’s important to understand the scoring system of the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) exam. If you know what it takes to pass, you’ll be able to prepare more effectively.

To give you a leg up, this article will cover all you need to know about CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) exam scoring.

Overview of the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) Scoring Guide: 

The questions on the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) test will assess your competence in the following domains:

  1. Language Structure and Use
  2. Additive-Language Development

The exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and one written essay. It has a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. For more details on the structure of this test, take a look at our CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) exam overview.

How the Exam is Scored

The CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) exam is scored by taking the sum of your correct answers, in addition to the holistic score from your essay response, and converting them to a scaled score that takes test difficulty into account.

There is no penalty for incorrect answers on this exam.

Passing Score

To pass the Language and Language Development (031) test, you must receive a scaled score of at least 220.

When Will You Get Your Score Report

Typically, you will receive your score report within five weeks. Visit the CTC website to find the exact day your CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) scores will be released. (Scroll down to “Test Results.”)

Understanding Your Score Report

Your CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) score report will show your scaled score for the exam. This ranges from 100 to 300, with 220 being the minimum score to pass. On the reverse side of the report, you’ll find diagnostic information about your performance, which may be helpful if you plan to retake the exam.

Your score report will also provide the grade your essay received on a scale of 1-4. (If you see a “U” instead, this means your response was found to be unrelated, not in English, or not original. A “B” means that you left the question blank.)

Retaking the Exam

If you don’t pass the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) test on your first try, you are allowed to retake it as many times as you wish. However, you must wait 45 days between each attempt.

Conclusion:

CTEL 1 (031) exam scores play a key role in establishing your teaching career in California. Understanding how this test is scored and what is required to pass should help you prepare more effectively, maximizing your chances of success.

Even if your first try was unsuccessful, you should feel confident that you can pass the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development test. With diligent study and a clear understanding of the exam, you’ll be well prepared for your next attempt.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the passing score for the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) test?

The passing score for the CTEL 1 (031) exam is 220.

When will I receive my CTEL Language and Development (031) score report?

Your official score report will become available within five weeks. Visit the CTC website to find the day your CTEL 1: Language and Language Development scores will be released. (Scroll down to “Test Results.”)

Do I need to get a specific score on different areas of the Language and Language Development (031) exam?

No, you will receive one overall score for the exam.

If I fail the CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (031) exam, am I allowed to retake it?

Yes, you are allowed to take the exam as many times as you wish. You must wait 45 days between each attempt.

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