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- Fully assess your starting knowledge
- Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.
Don’t waste another minute wondering if you’re going to pass your CTEL test.
We’re here to help you get in the classroom! Start your journey by taking our free CTEL practice test here.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to study. Our guides are aligned to the exact standards of the official CTC exam and structured so you build on the concepts you need to know. Use the “search” feature to see where any particular standard appears within the guide.
Study Guides are organized into learning modules and then smaller sections that include instructional content and videos, flash cards, and quizzes. Explanations are provided for each of the choices, so you understand why an answer is correct.
Each study guide comes equipped with full-length practice tests. Full of authentic and test-aligned questions, these practice tests mimic the test day experience to ensure you arrive on test day ready to pass!
|CTEL 1: Language and Language Development||50 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay||1 hour and 45 minutes|
|CTEL 2: Assessment and Instruction||60 multiple-choice questions and 2 essays||2 hours and 45 minutes|
|CTEL 3: Culture and Inclusion||40 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay||1 hour and 30 minutes|
|For computer-based testing at a test center, you may register to take 1 or all 3 subtests in a single test session. For testing remotely via online proctoring, subtests are administered in separate testing sessions. You must register for each subtest separately.|
CTEL 1: $98
CTEL 2: $147
CTEL 3: $99
CTEL subtests 1, 2, and 3 in a single session: $260 (in person only)
To take the CTEL, you must present an original, government-issued, valid (non-expired) identification that has your photograph, full name, and signature. Make sure to bring the ID with you on the day of the test to the testing center. For most test-takers, a valid driver’s license or United States Passport is a valid ID.
By appointment, year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays). Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seating is limited. You can check for availability appointments here.
220 is the passing score for each subtest.
With over 60 years of combined teaching experience and advanced degrees, our education experts work countless hours to methodically evaluate the content and condense it down to test-aligned study guides guaranteed to help you pass.
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The practice tests mimic the exam in length and format. At the end, you’ll get a full breakdown of your results.
If you aren’t happy with your Practice Test score — we recommend a minimum score of 80% — then utilize the study guide to improve it.Take a Practice Test
You may take restroom breaks during testing. Time taken for breaks is considered part of the available testing time.
To pass the CTEL exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.
The full test takes 6 hours, but expect to be at the testing site longer. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to get checked in.
CTEL test results are available within 5 weeks of testing. You will receive a receipt of completion at the conclusion of their test center appointment.
Online proctoring is available for the CTEL exams meaning you can take the test from home or another remote location. Read more about remote testing here.