Quincy, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that, as of July 2012, conditional passing scores will no longer be granted for the MTEL General Curriculum Math Subtest. PrepForward, a leader in teacher certification preparation, has self-paced, online courses specifically designed to ensure prospective teachers pass this subtest on the first try while developing mastery of math concepts.
Teacher candidates statewide must obtain a score of 240 or higher on the exam to be granted a teaching license. Candidates currently holding conditional pass status must also score a 240 when re-taking the test before moving to the next step in the licensing process. The conditional passing score of 227 was set three years ago when the math subtest of the MTEL General Curriculum exam was first introduced.
PrepForward offers effective, flexible, self-paced courses to help individuals prepare for the MTELs. The online courses help prospective teachers master the fundamentals and give them confidence to succeed on the exam and in the classroom. Each lesson is designed to cultivate a deep understanding of core math concepts. End-of-module quizzes and timed practice tests mimic real MTEL math questions. Study and testing strategies help students build confidence and maximize their scores on state exams. Detailed explanations accompanying each practice question ensure students understand how to approach, solve, and avoid mistakes on each problem.
“We started this company to prepare teachers for this exam and are proud to continue to support Massachusetts educators on their teaching careers,” said Mary Stephens, CEO of PrepForward. The MTELprep courses are being used at institutions across Massachusetts, including Boston Public Schools, Boston Teacher Residency Program, Wheaton College, Westfield State, and UMass Boston. Thousands of prospective educators have used PrepForward solutions to strengthen their fundamentals and teach with confidence. To find out more about these solutions to improve teacher effectiveness or for additional information on how MTELprep courses can help the teachers in your district or institution, contact Mary Stephens or visit http://www.mtelprep.com.
PrepForward is a leader in content review for teachers, offering effective, flexible study programs via an online, self-paced platform. PrepForward’s innovative, interactive solutions are designed to strengthen teacher proficiency in the core concepts of math, reading, language arts, and writing. They are used by prospective teachers preparing for certification and existing teachers seeking professional development, and include ICTSprep courses, which help Illinois educators gain a deep understanding of the concepts they need to teach with confidence. The PrepForward team consists of seasoned experts in instructional design, teaching, and curriculum development from MIT, Harvard, and other leading universities. To learn more about PrepForward, please visit http://www.prepforward.com.