Resources for Faculty and Ed Prep Programs

Test Preparation and Program Planning: Information and Resources

Test Information

On the About page, you and your candidates can find:

  • General program and test information
  • Licensure/certification requirements information

Review information on Test Development Activities.

Helping Candidates Prepare

Make sure candidates know how to make the most of these preparation tools:

  • Test framework PDFs
    Define test content
  • Study guide
    Provide general test information, test-taking strategies, test frameworks, sample questions, test directions, and open-response rubrics
  • Practice test
    Provide sample questions plus information about how to use the practice test in a study plan, evaluating answers, and calculating a score
  • Prep videos and computer-based testing tutorials
    Provide information to help candidates prepare effectively and become familiar with the computer-based test experience and testing center

Worksheets and Handouts

Candidate Readiness Profile Word document.
Have the candidate complete this before your first planning meeting—includes instructions and useful information for candidates and advisors

Objective-to-Course Matching Chart: Word document. aligning course content with test objectives
For use by

  • candidates—to assess how completed coursework aligns to test objectives and to identify gaps
  • ed prep programs—to assess alignment of course offerings to test objectives
  • Study Outline Chart Word document.
    Provided for candidates in Section 1 of the Study Guide (Test-Taking Strategies), with instructions for use in the "Develop a study plan to focus your studies" section

    Interpreting Score Report Information and Assisting Candidates

    Score report explanation

    Helping your candidates interpret their test results
    Information on interpreting candidate score report information and advising candidates on future preparation

    Annotated Score Report PDF
    View a sample score report that represents the type of score report candidates will receive and that includes explanations about important score-related information.

    Educator Preparation Program Planning and Use of Data

    These resources may be used in program planning and describe how to understand and use candidates' performance information.

    Understanding and Analyzing Program Data
    Information about reports provided to educator preparation programs and the state education agency

    ResultsAnalyzer™ Information
    Information about how to use this online tool to view, analyze, and complete reports using test results data

    Technical Information

    Technical Manual (updated annually)

    The Foundations of Reading test is administered by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. It was originally developed for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) program. Information regarding the initial development and validation of the Foundations of Reading test is available in the MTEL Technical Manual Opens in a new window.. Additional development activities were conducted with panels of educators in other states where the Foundations of Reading test is used.

    Test Validity and Reliability PDF opens in a new window

    Test Schedule and Score Report Dates

    Purchasing Vouchers

    Vouchers are available for purchase to provide candidates with full or partial credit toward fees for test registration.

    • Preparation programs may wish to purchase vouchers in order to assist candidates whose test fees were incorporated into tuition.
    • Vouchers can be purchased in any quantity and in any dollar amount, determined by the preparation program.
    • Candidates are able to use vouchers as a form of payment when registering for an exam. Note that vouchers must be applied during the initial registration; they cannot be applied retroactively to existing registrations. Each candidate may apply one voucher to their purchase of a test.
    • Vouchers are valid for one year from the date on which they are generated.
    • Voucher usage may be tracked upon request in order to identify any unused vouchers prior to expiration. The unused vouchers may then be renewed and redistributed to candidates, ensuring their use.

    To purchase test registration vouchers: Please complete and submit a Voucher Request Form. PDF

    To purchase Right Start vouchers: Please complete and submit a Right Start Voucher Request Form. PDF

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