MTTC English Practice Test (2022)

  • 1.

    An English teacher has students writetheir own poetry during an integratedunit about poets from the United States.Before the students can submit theirpoems to the teacher, they must readthem aloud to at least three people. Theprimary benefit of this requirement willbe that it encourages the students to:

    • A.&nbsp

      Exercise caution when selectingtopics for their writing.

    • B.&nbsp

      Identify overused sentiments orexpressions by soliciting theopinions of other people.

    • C.&nbsp

      Select poetic structures that arereadily understood by others.

    • D.&nbsp

      Consider the clarity of the languagethey have chosen by using it in asecond modality.

  • 2.

    When teaching literature, the books ofVirginia Hamilton, Sandra Cisneros,Laurence Yep, and N. Scott Momadayare particularly useful in:

    • A.&nbsp

      Encouraging students to resistsocietal pressures.

    • B.&nbsp

      Introducing students to thediversity of cultures in the UnitedStates.

    • C.&nbsp

      Encouraging students' interest inUnited States history.

    • D.&nbsp

      Familiarizing students with regionalliterature.

  • 3.

    Which of the following events began thetransition from Old English to MiddleEnglish?

    • A.&nbsp

      The Viking invasions of the ninthcentury

    • B.&nbsp

      The Norman Conquest of 1066

    • C.&nbsp

      The Statute of Pleading in 1362

    • D.&nbsp

      The printing of the King JamesBible in 1611

  • 4.

    One of the most recognizable novelisticgenres in British literature is the comedyof manners, which is concerned with theconflict between characters formed byparticular social and cultural conditions.Which of the following writers is bestknown for her work in this genre?

    • A.&nbsp

      Emily Brontë

    • B.&nbsp

      Elizabeth Gaskell

    • C.&nbsp

      Jane Austen

    • D.&nbsp

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      Charlotte Brontë

  • 5.

    Read the excerpt below, from the poem"Nuyorican Lament" by Gloria Vando;then answer the question that follows.San Juan you're not for me.My cadence quails and stumbleson your ancient stones:there is an inner beat hereto be reckoned with—a seis chorreao, a plena,an inbred @Oyeeee!and @mira tú! against whichmy Manhattan (sorrywrong island) responses fell [emailprotected]! How can I deal with that?And yet . . . once, long ago,your beach was mine; Luquillowas my bridle path to ride—back then, before the turning of the tidewhen Teddy's blue-eyed shillssecured the hilland tried in vain to blotthe language out. . .In this poem, the poet moves back andforth between English and Spanishprimarily to:

    • A.&nbsp

      Emphasize her skills as a bilingualpoet.

    • B.&nbsp

      Make the poem more accessible toSpanish speakers.

    • C.&nbsp

      Enhance the poem by adding asplash of local color.

    • D.&nbsp

      Reflect a cultural identification withSan Juan.

  • 6.

    In a conversation, speakers can bestadjust their message to improve itseffectiveness by analyzing:

    • A.&nbsp

      The listener's attitudes.

    • B.&nbsp

      The length of time already spent onthe conversation.

    • C.&nbsp

      The social context of theconversation.

    • D.&nbsp

      The listener's feedback.

  • 7.

    Which of the following sentencesviolates the principles of conventionalsyntax?

  • 8.

    Read the excerpt below, from A Story A Story, An African Tale Retold, by Gail E. Haley; thenanswer the question that follows."Oh Nyame," said Ananse, bowing low, "here is the price you ask for your stories: Osebo theleopard-of-the-terrible-teeth, Mmboro the hornets-who-sting-like-fire, and Mmoatia the fairywhom-men-never-see."Nyame the Sky God called together all the nobles of his court and addressed them in a loud voice: "Little Ananse, the spider man, has paid me the price I ask for my stories. Sing his praise. I command you.""From this day and going on forever," proclaimed the Sky God, "my stories belong to Ananse and shall be called 'Spider Stories.' ""Eeeee, Eeeee, Eeeee," shouted all the assemble nobles.So Ananse took the golden box of stories back to earth, to the people of his village. And when he opened the box all the stories scattered to the corners of the world, including this one.Which of the following commonlyexpressed themes in children's literatureis best exemplified by this passage?

    • A.&nbsp

      The importance of obedience

    • B.&nbsp

      An explanation of how things cameto be the way they are

    • C.&nbsp

      A belief in the magic of storytelling

    • D.&nbsp

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      The triumph of achieving theimpossible

  • 9.

    Read the excerpt below from Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills; then answer thethree questions that follow.A cloudy day: do you know what that is in a town of iron-works? The sky sank down beforedawn, muddy, flat, immovable. The air is thick, clammy with the breath of crowded humanbeings. It stifles me. I open the window, and, looking out, can scarcely see through the rain the grocer's shop opposite, where a crowd of drunken workers are puffing Lynchburg tobacco in their pipes. I can detect the scent through all the foul smells ranging loose in the air. . . Can you see how foggy the day is? As I stand here, idly tapping the window-pane, and lookingout through the rain at the dirty back-yard and the coalboats below, fragments of an old story float up before me,—a story of this old house into which I happened to come to-day. You may think it a tiresome story enough, as foggy as the day, sharpened by no sudden flashes of pain or pleasure.—I know: only the outline of a dull life, that long since, with thousands of dull lives like its own, was vainly lived and lost: thousands of them,—massed, vile, slimy lives, like those of the torpid lizards in yonder stagnant water-butt.—Lost? There is a curious point for you to settle, my friend, who study psychology in a lazy, dilettante way. Stop a moment. I am going to be honest. This is what I want you to do. I want you to hide your disgust, take no heed to your clean clothes,and come right down with me,—here, into the thickest of the fog and mud and foul effluvia. I want you to hear this story. There is a secret down there, in this nightmare fog, that has lain dumb for centuries.This passage best exemplifies which ofthe following types of fiction?

    • A.&nbsp


    • B.&nbsp


    • C.&nbsp


    • D.&nbsp


  • 10.

    In this passage, the author primarilyaddresses which of the followingnineteenth century issues?

    • A.&nbsp

      The environmental damage causedby industrialization

    • B.&nbsp

      The trend of intemperance inindustrial centers

    • C.&nbsp

      The darker side of Americanindustrial prosperity

    • D.&nbsp

      The social mobility brought aboutby industrialization

  • 11.

    In writing a literary response to thispassage, it would be most appropriate toapproach the text through an analysis of:

    • A.&nbsp


    • B.&nbsp


    • C.&nbsp


    • D.&nbsp


  • 12.

    A teacher wants students to developresources for revising their writing andwants them to be comfortable sharingtheir written drafts with others. Whichof the following strategies would mosteffectively address both of these goals?

    • A.&nbsp

      Modeling procedures for smallgroup revision

    • B.&nbsp

      Beginning each writing period witha brainstorming session

    • C.&nbsp

      Asking students to read their draftsaloud to the class

    • D.&nbsp

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      Showing examples of final drafts tothe students

  • 13.

    The bandwagon approach to influencingpeople's decisions or behavior istypically characterized by:

    • A.&nbsp

      The use of vague or meaninglessslogans.

    • B.&nbsp

      Efforts to give negative informationwithout proof.

    • C.&nbsp

      The personal testimony of a wellknownperson.

    • D.&nbsp

      Appeals to the human urge tobelong to a group.

  • 14.

    Students watch a videotaped news storyabout events that took place during apolitical protest. The camera operatorhas taken only "live" footage. Toinitiate a discussion of the methods thatcan be used to create visual messages,which of the following questions shouldthe teacher ask first?

  • 15.

    Read the passage below; then answer the question that follows.In contrast to European fairy tales and folk tales, American Indian folk tales and legendsare not always self-contained stories but are frequently portions of lengthy episodes thatflow one into the next. These episodes often reach back to a nation's most ancienttraditions.Characters in American Indian stories often transform their personalities unexpectedlyand without explanation. Coyote, a prominent figure in southwestern Indian tales, is oneexample of this type of character. One minute Coyote is manipulative and cowardly, whilein the next he is brave and powerful. He is much like a "shape-shifter" or trickster and hisbehavior reflects the dualities of nature.These ancient tales are told for adults and children alike, often within the context ofimportant religious ceremonies. They serve to teach people lessons about human andanimal behavior. If one tries to apply a "Western" aesthetic to American Indian tales, onecan miss their power and beauty.Which of the following facts from thepassage best supports the writer'scontention that American Indian talesare quite different from European folktales?

    • A.&nbsp

      Coyote, a prominent figure insouthwestern Indian tales, is acharacter that can changepersonalities unexpectedly.

    • B.&nbsp

      The lengthy episodes of whichmany American Indian folk talesare a part often reach back to anation's most ancient traditions.

    • C.&nbsp

      American Indian folk tales aregenerally not self-contained stories,but parts of longer tales thatcomprise many stories.

    • D.&nbsp

      American Indian folk tales serve toteach people lessons about humanand animal behavior.

  • 16.

    Read the excerpt below from Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man; then answer the two questions that follow.I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am Ione of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids⎯and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination⎯indeed, everything and anything except me.Nor is my invisibility exactly a matter of a biochemical accident to my epidermis. Thatinvisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those withwhom I come in contact. A matter of the construction of their inner eyes, those eyes with which they look through their physical eyes upon reality. I am not complaining, nor am I protesting either. It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves. Then too, you're constantly being bumped against by those of poor vision. Or again, you often doubt if you really exist. You wonder whether you aren't simply a phantom in other people's minds. Say, a figure in a nightmare which the sleeper tries with all his strength to destroy. It's when you feel like this that, out of resentment, you begin to bump people back. And, let me confess, you feel that way most of the time. You ache with the need to convince yourself that you do exist in the real world, that you're part of all the sound and anguish, and you strike out with your fists, you curse and you swear to make them recognize you. And, alas, it's seldom successful.Which of the following statements mostaccurately identifies the significance ofthe narrator's invisibility?

    • A.&nbsp

      The narrator's invisibility is thefantastic science fiction premisethat introduces the theme of analien's isolation among humankind.

    • B.&nbsp

      The concept of the narrator'sinvisibility symbolizes his personaldilemma stemming from a sense ofsocial exclusion.

    • C.&nbsp

      The narrator's feeling of invisibilityreflects his perception that otherpeople are incapable ofappreciating his superiority.

    • D.&nbsp

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      The narrator's invisibilityrepresents the first stage in hisrecognition that he has died andnow exists as a ghost among theliving.

  • 17.

    The voice of this passage was mostlikely employed by the author for thepurpose of:

    • A.&nbsp

      Involving the reader moreimmediately in the experienceof the author's own writing process.

    • B.&nbsp

      Creating a sense of the uncannythrough the reader's sharedexperience of this character'sstrange situation.

    • C.&nbsp

      Drawing the reader in on a direct,personal level to the narrator'semotional experience.

    • D.&nbsp

      Reinforcing the narrator's self centeredegotism and aloofdetachment from those around him.

  • 18.

    Which of the following techniquesis most effective in enhancing readingcomprehension?

    • A.&nbsp

      Refraining from consideringimplications of the text untilone has completed the reading

    • B.&nbsp

      Reading the text slowly enough sothat every word can be understood

    • C.&nbsp

      Generating questions about the textbefore and during the course ofreading

    • D.&nbsp

      Attempting to read the text in itsentirety in an uninterrupted period

  • 19.

    When reviewing students' readingjournal responses to a play, an Englishteacher notices that students' variouscultural and personal experiences resultin their having different interpretationsof the text. The teacher can enhance allstudents' learning most effectively inthis situation by:

    • A.&nbsp

      Providing the class withprofessional critiques of the textfrom different perspectives.

    • B.&nbsp

      Encouraging students to share theirinterpretations of the text in a classdiscussion.

    • C.&nbsp

      Dividing the class into discussiongroups whose members havesimilar interpretations of the text.

    • D.&nbsp

      Responding in students' readingjournals with an explanation of theteacher's interpretation of the text.

  • 20.

    Read the math problem below; thenanswer the question that follows.There are 320 children enteringthe first grade at BriarwoodElementary. 85 percent of thesestudents have been vaccinated.How many students still need toreceive their shots?A high school math teacher requiresstudents to write a step by stepdescription of the way they solve wordproblems such as the one shown above.Which of the following is the primarybenefit of having students write abouttheir solutions to math problems?


How hard is the Mttc? ›

Academic background, professional experience, the amount of preparation, and test-day conditions can all affect the test difficulty. In general, passing rates for MTTC exams are high, around 70 to 80%. However, this does NOT mean that the test is easy. Effective preparation is the best way to ensure a passing score.

How many times can you fail the Mttc? ›

There is no limit to the number of times you may retake any MTTC test that you have not yet passed although you must wait at least 30 days between each attempt of the same test.

How many questions are on the MTTC English? ›

The MTTC English Test has 100 multiple-choice questions. You are given either two hours and 30 minutes or four hours and 30 minutes to complete the test, depending on which format you use (computer vs. pencil and paper). A minimum score of 220 is required to pass.

What percent do you need to pass Mttc? ›

For all MTTC tests, a score of 220 or higher is designated as passing. In addition to multiple-choice or selected-response questions (SRQs), world language tests such as Spanish (028), French (023), and Arabic (102) include constructed-response questions (CRQs).

How long should I study for teaching exam? ›

We recommend that you start studying at least two to three months before your exam to avoid last-minute cramming. You will perform better on an exam if you spend 30 minutes studying each day for a month than if you spend 15 hours studying over the two days right before the exam.

Are calculators allowed for Mttc? ›

Some MTTC exams do permit the use of calculators. For elementary (103) and secondary (022) mathematics exams, test-takers are required to bring their own graphing calculator. More information on approved calculators for these sections can be found on the MTTC website.

What happens if I cant pass Mttc? ›

What happens if you fail an MTTC test? It's OK if you fail an MTTC test. Unlimited retakes mean that you can retake a subject area as many times as necessary to get a passing score. The MTTC retake policy states that each subject area test can only be taken one time within a 30-day period.

How long does it take to get your Mttc results? ›

A response to your request will be sent to you within two weeks after the missed test date, or two weeks after your request is received, whichever is later.

How long are Mttc scores good for? ›

R 390.1115 of the Teacher Certification Code specifies that MTTC scores are considered valid for five years from the date a candidate successfully passes their test, consistent with common practice in measurement and assessment.

Is the MTTC test multiple choice? ›

Most MTTC exams consist only of multiple-choice (MC) questions. Depending on the subject area, multiple-choice questions may ask you to analyze a reading passage, calculate a numerical answer, or choose the correct response to a statement.

What is Mttc? ›

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is a series of requirements for Michigan teacher certification. The tests are designed to ensure that each certified teacher has the necessary basic skills and content knowledge to serve in Michigan schools.

What is the highest score on the MTTC? ›

The MTTC certification examinations are graded on a scaled score system with a range of 100 to 300.

How many questions are on the MTTC elementary education test? ›

The MTTC Elementary Education Exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions covering six (6) subareas.

What is a preliminary score? ›

While preliminary scores are typically an indication of your performance, they are not official or final. Official score reports are typically available within three weeks from your exam date. PTCB cannot expedite the processing of exam results or certification information.

What are the 3 secret study tips? ›

3 Secret Study Tips
  • Know what your lecturers want. Before you start studying a topic, write down your lecturer's learning objectives for that topic. ...
  • Make a study plan. Many people waste time when they study because they don't have a plan. ...
  • Use effective study techniques.

Is 1 week enough to study for exams? ›

If there's only a week until your exam, you might be feeling stressed out and not sure where to start. Fortunately, a week can be enough time to get ready for a test. Just study a little every day so you can keep your stress levels low. You might even have fun while you study!

Is 2 days enough time to study for an exam? ›

Ideally, studying should start at least five days in advance of the exam to allow students an ample amount of time to go over course concepts and materials, and reach out to their instructor or peers if they find they have any questions.

What is a ZG endorsement in Michigan? ›

Description of Endorsement:

The General Elementary (ZG) endorsement is available for secondary-level certified teachers who wish to become certified to teach all-subjects in grades Kindergarten-5, and all subjects in grades Kindergarten-8, in a self-contained classroom.

How long is the MTTC 103 test? ›

You will have three hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is completed on a computer at a testing facility.

Can I use a TI 84 on the PSAT? ›

All scientific calculators are acceptable to use on the PSAT/NMSQT. Any four-function calculator can be used (though not recommended).

Does Michigan require the Praxis? ›

To become a licensed SLP in Michigan, you must take and pass the PRAXIS exam.

How do you get a teaching certificate in Michigan? ›

In addition to holding at least a bachelor's degree and completion of an approved teacher preparation program, Michigan law requires that teachers: Complete required reading courses (6 semester credit hours for elementary teachers and 3 semester credit hours for secondary teachers);

What score do you need to pass the OAE? ›

Scaled Score Range for the OAE

For each OAE test, 220 represents the passing score. By using a standard scale across all tests, test scores and feedback are provided in an easy-to-understand format for candidates, institutions of higher education, the ODE, and other stakeholders.

Is Mttc 103 multiple-choice? ›

The MTTC Elementary Education exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. The test is administered via computer.

What is a good B1 score? ›

B1 Preliminary – Level B1

If you achieve a scale score of 140–159 (Pass, Pass with Merit) in your exam, you will receive the Preliminary English Test certificate at Level B1.

Can a preliminary score change? ›

Can your preliminary score be lower than what you made? Like if you made a 75 could it come back and be a 74? It is quite accurate. Your score could change, but as long as we've been doing computer-based testing (20 years) it's never changed.

What is the passing grade for B1 test? ›

Candidates achieving Grade A (between 160 and 170 on the Cambridge English Scale) receive a certificate stating that they have demonstrated ability at Level B2. Candidates achieving Grade B or Grade C (between 140 and 159 on the Cambridge English Scale) receive a certificate at Level B1.

How many hours should I study before an exam? ›

The optimal period of continuous study is 2 hours. Each period of 2 hours can again be broken down into slots of 25 minutes of solid studying followed by 5 minutes of break. If you need to continue studying, take longer breaks of around 20 minutes after every 2 hours.

Is 10 days enough to study for an exam? ›

Make sure you give yourself 7-10 days and if you properly study and are focused, you'll be able to successfully get through the test.

How many hours should I study a day for exams? ›

According to The Student Room, students revise 15 to 20 hours per week for their exams, which might sound a lot until you break it down. You've probably worked it out for yourself, but the recommended time equates to three to five hours of revision per day with weekends off!

Is 1 hour of studying enough? ›

University experts recommend 2-3 hours of studying per one hour of class. Following this method can result in a very, very long day for the average college student. You can use this method if it works for you, but in reality, it's all about knowing you and how you study.


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