MTEL Digital Literacy and Computer Science

 MTEL Digital Literacy and Computer Science practice exam

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MTEL Digital Literacy and Computer Science Practice Test

The Digital Literacy/Computer Science (DLCS) MTEL went live in  September of 2021. This test is designed to assess teaching candidates on their content knowledge for the Digital Literacy/Computer Science, Grades 5–12 Massachusetts educator license. DLCS is one of the highest-demand skillsets as skills evolve to meet the needs of the modern world.  This content will be helpful for any Digital Literacy/Computer Science growing their skills or passing state exams as it has excellent rationales.

As part of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, all new teachers are required to pass a test in two parts to become certified to teach in Massachusetts public schools: 1) knowledge of subject content and 2) communication/literacy skills. Consequently, the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) were developed and administered for the first time in 1998. When a new licensure content area is approved via regulatory changes, a new MTEL must be developed as a result. Digital Literacy/Computer Science, 5–12 was added via a change in regulations in 2017. While the MTEL for this new content area is in the process of development, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) may determine to accept other requirements for the purposes of licensure so that new candidates are not prevented from becoming licensed during the period that the MTEL is in develop 

 PracticeQuiz has organized Massachusetts state MTEL content into its test engine to allow Massachusetts teachers to better prepare for this important certification exam.  This -question set is also ideal for practice for exams like the AP, CLEP, Praxis, and IB, and to grow general biology knowledge and critical thinking.   

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) program includes a Communication and Literacy Skills test, PreKindergarten to grade 12 subject-matter tests, a Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test, and an Adult Basic Education test. See for a complete list of MTEL tests currently offered. Information on what tests must be taken may be obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website,

These subject matter tests include 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items requiring candidates to spend about 20–30 minutes each to prepare an adequate response. The multiple-choice section accounts for 80 percent and the open-response section counts for 20 percent of the candidate's total test score. 

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