Massachusetts Vocational Technical Teacher Testing Program
Greater Lowell Technical High School
250 Pawtucket Blvd.
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
The Massachusetts Vocational Technical Teacher Testing Program's role in the teacher
licensureprocess consists of assessing
the candidate's minimum competency in Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Program areas by administering both Written and
Performance Exams. Technical Teacher Testing Program is limited to the administration of the Vocational Technical
subject area written and performance examinations ONLY.
The Testing Program's hours of operation are weekdays
from 8:15 a.m. through 3:15 p.m. and is located at Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Please contact Lisa Boyd at 978-441-4946 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Handbook contains detailed information on the Vocational Technical Teacher Testing Program. Candidates are
strongly urged to keep it on hand as a reference to be used to answer any questions that they may have regarding the
testing process for Vocational Technical Teacher Testing Program Written and Performance Exams.
Written Exam Registration
To register for a written exam you need to print the registration form and mail it to our office along with your exam fee
payable to GLTHS Teacher Testing by money order.
- Candidates must pass the written examination with a score of 70% or above before registering for
the performance exam.
- Once you pass the written exam you will be mailed a performance exam registration form.
- If you need a performance exam registration form please contact the Testing Program Office.
YOU CANNOT REGISTER ONLINE
Exam Outlines and Resources
Outlines for each Written and Performance Examination as well as a list of
and required materials/tools in order to prepare and take the
D. Results Verification Request Form
Complete this form to request verification of your test results. This request is for
FAILING CANDIDATES only.
E. Withdrawal/Refund Request Form
Use this form if you have already registered and wish to withdraw from one of the
exams for which you have registered or if you wish to withdraw your registration entirely.
F. Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form
Alternative testing arrangements that are reasonable in the context of this
licensure exam and supported by documentation may be provided, upon
request, to candidates who would not be able to take the exam under standard
conditions. Candidates who may be eligible for alternative testing arrangements are:
- Candidates whose religious practices do not allow them to take tests on Saturdays; or
- Candidates with physical disabilities (e.g., visual impairments, motor disabilities, illness, or injury) or cognitive or emotional disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities)
- Food Allergies which would prevent participation in a particular portion of the Culinary Arts Performance Exam (i.e., fish, shellfish and certain food allergies)
You may make a request for alternative testing arrangements when you register for the VTTTP only during the regular registration period. To ensure that there is adequate time to process your request, you are required to register and submit all required information no later than 30 calendar days prior to the scheduled examination.
Teacher Testing Program Contact Information
Program e-mail address
Richard Marchand, Director
Lisa Boyd, Administrative Assistant
Please mail ALL Correspondence to:
Greater Lowell Technical High School
250 Pawtucket Blvd.
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
ATT: Teacher Testing Program/Lisa Boyd
Please contact the following for
Massachusetts Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education
Office of Licensure Applications
75 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA 02148
MARY ANN HICKEY
MTEL Communication and Literacy Tests:
Massachusetts Test for Educator
National Evaluation Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9013
MASSACHUSETTS VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL TEACHER TESTING PROGRAM
Dates of Importance (July 2012 - June 2013)
|Written Exam Date
||Deadline for Registration
||Emergency Registration Deadline
July 21, 2012
July 13, 2012
July 18, 2012
September 22, 2012
September 14, 2012
September 19, 2012
November 17, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 14, 2012
December 8, 2012
November 30, 2012
December 5, 2012
January 12, 2013
January 4, 2013
January 9, 2013
March 9, 2013
March 1, 2013
March 6, 2013
June 22, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 19, 2013
All written exams will be
scheduled on Saturdays at 9:00 AM at the Greater Lowell Technical High
School, 250 Pawtucket Boulevard, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Registration
will be in the school’s lobby between 8:00 AM and at 8:45 AM on the day of
**NOTIFICATION OF WRITTEN
Test scores are reported in a range from 0 to 100, with a score of 70 being
the passing score. Test results of the Written Examination are mailed to
the candidates within two weeks of the examination. DO NOT CALL THE
TESTING PROGRAM FOR EXAM RESULTS. RESULTS CAN NOT BE GIVEN OVER THE
Peformance Exam Date
|Deadline for Registration
|**October 27, 2012
||October 3, 2012
|**May 4, 2013
||April 3, 2013
**An additional performance exam may be held on November 3, 2012
and May 18, 2013 if the number of Candidates exceeds the test site capacity which will be determined by the Teacher Testing
Scheduling the Performance
Examination Performance Examinations
are offered twice during the year in Fall and Spring, at
several different vocational technical school sites. Not all Performance
Examinations in every technical area are given each round. However, a
Performance Examination is scheduled at least once during the school year in
the fall or spring in each chapter 74 vocational technical licensure area in
which exams have been developed, even if there is only one candidate.
Additional exams may be administered on alternate dates only under special
circumstances. If you are registered for a Performance Examination and it
is not offered, you will be notified accordingly and informed of the next
available test administration for your vocational technical licensure area.
PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION RESULTS:
Seventy percent (70%) is
the passing score for the Performance Examinations. Exam results are mailed
by the Vocational Technical Teacher Testing Program, at Greater Lowell
Technical High School. Test results of the Performance Examination
are mailed within thirty (30) business days of the examination.
These examination results are also sent to Massachusetts D.O.E
simultaneously. If you have not received your results after a reasonable
amount of time, beyond the thirty business days of the exam, to allow for
normal mail delivery, you should call the Testing Program Office to insure
that your letter was not lost in the mail.
Please do not call this office or the school to ask for examination
results. They cannot, under any circumstances, be given out over the
telephone and PLEASE DO NOT ASK YOUR PERFORMANCE EXAMINER FOR INFORMATION
REGARDING YOUR SCORE. THE EXAMINERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DISCUSS YOUR SCORE ON A PERFORMANCE
WRITTEN AND PERFORMANCE EXAM OUTLINES & RESOURCES
Please be aware that these exams are
frequently being updated and revised to be aligned with current vocational
technical education and trade standards, consequently the outlines are also
being updated and revised. The outlines listed on this site are reflective
of the scope and content of the exams at this time.
Upon receipt of your completed
Registration Form and Exam Fee you will receive an Admission Package that
will include an outline for the Written or Performance Exam that you
Written and Performance exams are
aligned with the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Educator Frameworks.
When preparing for your written and performance exams please review the
appropriate framework at
(LISTED NUMERICALLY BY TEST CODE)