Westfield State University

Resources for MTEL Preparation

Rae, M.A., Gail, Jenson-Wilson,
Ann, Brick, Bernadette, Walsh, Brian.
The Best Test Preparation for the
Massachusetts Educator Certification
Tests (MECT).
Piscataway, NJ: Research
& Education Assoc., 2001.
Communication &
Literacy Skills Test
National Evaluation Systems, Inc.
The Official TASP Test Study Guide.
Amherst, MA: National Evaluation
Systems, Inc., 1993.
  • WSC Bookstore
  • On Reserve at WSC Library 
    • Under "Dr. Rasool"
  •  Order Form on-line at:  www.tasp.nesinc.com
PRAXIS Materials
Subject Matter   
DOE Study Guides
Subject Matter
  • On Reserve at WSC Library     
    • Under "Dr. Frank"
  • www.doe.mass.edu/mtel
  • Order Form in MTEL Registration Bulletin

MTEL Objectives; Study Guides; Curriculum Frameworks; Copy of Registration Bulletin

Provides TASP Sample Reading/Writing/Math Tests
Provides Many Sample Question Tests in a Variety of areas (You Must Register but it is Free)
  • The GED Provides Sample Tests in Interpreting Literature and the Arts; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies–choose one subject or all subjects to begin tests.
  • The ACT Provides Sample Tests in English; Mathematics Usage; Reading; and Science–choose one subject or all subjects to begin tests.
  • The SAT Provides Sample Tests in Mathematics; and Verbal–choose one subject or all subjects to begin tests.
  • If you click Resources on the website, there are many study tips, test preparation tips, test taking tips as well as a variety of ways to help with your test skills.  (See Additional Information About Writing Tests Sheet which can be obtained from the Education Department)

Provides Sample Question Tests in a Variety of Areas
  • The ACT Provides Sample Tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
  • The SAT Provides Sample Tests in Verbal and Mathematics.

Preparation Workshops in
Reading and Writing
Provides preparation in
reading and writing
  • Lifelong Learning (DGCE catalog)
    • Registration is $75 per Workshop
    • Register in the Lifelong Learning   Office–Parenzo K (572-8034)

Other Resources

Reading and Writing Center
  • Provides help in reading and writing.  Individual help is available.
  • Reading Consultants are available by appointment.
  • Practice test and dictation tapes are available. 
The Reading and Writing Center is Located in Parenzo 218.