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The MTLE, or Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations, includes all the tests used to certify public school teachers in Minnesota. In order to best prepare, you will need to understand the structure of the exams, including how many questions are on the MTLE and whether they include constructed-response questions (CRQs), also known as essay questions. Once you understand the structure of the MTLE and the breakdown of the questions, we will provide you with resources that will make preparing for the exams a breeze!
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Each MTLE test has its own number of subtests and questions. To learn more about the specific MTLE exams you need to take, you can visit the MTLE testing website and click on the test you will be taking. There you will find details about the subtests, including the number of questions on each.
All MTLE exams include multiple-choice questions in which you must select the best choice from four options. There is no penalty for an incorrect answer, so always make a guess! Some exams, such as the Essential Academic Skills Writing subtest and the World Language and Culture exam, also include a constructed-response question (CRQ). More details about the question types can be found in 240 Tutoring’s MTLE test breakdowns.
The MTLE Essential Academic Skills subtest requires you to write two essays: a descriptive essay and an analytic essay, each approximately 250-400 words. And if you plan to take the MTLE World Language and Culture exam, you will need to showcase your ability to write in a foreign language in response to a constructed-response question.
There is a lot of information that you will need to review before taking the MTLE exams, and it’s important to ensure that you are using high-quality, reliable resources. It’s a good idea to put aside time to read through the MTLE testing website to familiarize yourself with the test format and what you will see on the computer during testing. And when it comes to preparing for the test, 240 Tutoring is the best. Check out their MTLE study guides, pretest, flashcards, and practice questions.