MTEL – Questions Quick Guide2020-09-16T17:03:22+00:00

MTEL - Questions Quick Guide

Are you getting ready to take the MTEL? Understanding the test structure will help you to better understand what kinds of questions will be on the exam to get a better idea of how you should study. We’ll help you familiarize yourself with how many questions are on the MTEL and what types of questions you’ll see. We’ll go into detail about ways to answer constructed-response questions and tell you which exams have essay questions. We’ll also point you toward the best resources to help you study.

There’s no need to worry. You’ll be ready to answer all kinds of questions on the MTEL and be prepared with multiple resources to help you pass.

So let’s get started!

How many questions are on the MTEL?

It’s important to understand the test structure before you take your MTEL exam. We’ll give you some insight into how many questions are on each exam.

Most MTEL exams have a combination of selected-response questions and constructed-response questions. Each exam has approximately 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response questions.

The Bilingual exam includes only selected-response questions.

The Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian exams have 55 multiple-choice and short-answer items and 4 open-response assignments (one of which requires an oral response).

The Spanish and French exams have 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response assignments (one of which requires an oral response).

The Communication and Literacy Skills exam has 35 multiple-choice questions, 7 short-answer sentence correction items, and 2 open-response assignments.

The General Curriculum Mathematics subtest has 45 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-response assignment. The General Curriculum Multi-subject subtest has 55 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-response assignment.

The Sheltered English Immersion exam has 60 multiple-choice items and 1 open-response assignment consisting of five tasks.

Specific testing information can be found on the MTEL website for each exam.

What kinds of questions are on the MTEL?

MTEL exams have a combination of selected-response and constructed-response questions.

Selected-response questions are multiple-choice questions. You will choose one correct answer out of a list of possible answers.

Constructed-response questions involve giving short answers, essay responses, or oral responses. This guide to constructed-response questions is a great resource to help you with the open-response questions on your MTEL exam.

Are there any essay questions on the MTEL?

Another name for essay questions is open-response questions.

There are open-response questions on every MTEL exam except for the Bilingual exam.

Constructed-response questions can be worrisome but we’re here to give you some great tips to help you with your MTEL exam. This guide to constructed-response questions is a great resource to help you tackle the open-response questions on your exam.

What are the best resources for studying for the MTEL?

There are a lot of resources available to help you study for the MTEL, but you’ll want to make sure you’re using reliable resources. It’s also important that you choose the resource that fits you best. Let’s look at some of the best resources to help you!

One of the best resources you can use is an MTEL study guide to help you pass! Each study guide comes with the 240 Tutoring Guarantee: if you earn a 90% or higher on the full-length practice test and are unsuccessful on the exam, 240 Tutoring will provide a refund for up to two months of your subscription!

The MTEL website also offers some preparation materials. You can find test information guides, test objectives, and practice tests for each exam. Also, check out the Ultimate Guide to Prepare for the MTEL.

Using both of these sources will help you to pass your exam!

Hopefully, we’ve given you some useful information about the test structure and resources to help you pass the MTEL!

About the Author: Ashley Macken
Ashley is a first-grade teacher who is ending her 10-year teaching career to focus on small group tutoring and being a stay-at-home mom. She feels she has a wealth of knowledge of the education world to share with others. One thing you wouldn’t expect about Ashley is that she owns a working 1926 Model T.

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