MTLE Basic Skills Exam | Department of Education


You are here

MTLE Basic Skills (Reading, Writing, and Math)

If a candidate took and passed the MTLE Basic Skills Exam prior to June 9, 2016 the candidate has met the basic skills testing requirement.

Required Passing Scores (Passing scores only accepted for licensing up until 6/8/2016):

    • Reading score of a 240 or higher
    • Writing score of a 240 or higher
    • Math score of a 240 or higher

Access your scores:

MTLE will email a .pdf score report to you on the score report date. It is important that you save a copy of your scores in your Google Drive as you will need these for your Admission to the Blocks application and for licensure if you did not put UMD as a recipient of your scores. Your score report will be available online as a PDF document for 45 days after the score report date. You may view, print, and save your score report from your account during that period. Your testing history for all tests taken, reported as pass/fail status, is always available to you through your account.

    • If you did not save a .pdf report of your scores and did not put UMD as a recipient of your scores you can request a score report.

Partially passed MTLE Basic Skills Exam prior to June 9, 2016.

If a candidate took the MTLE Basic Skills Exam prior to June 9, 2016 and did not obtain a passing score in one or more of the required reading, writing and math sections the unmet sections must be taken and passed in the new MTLE NES Essentail Academic Skills Exam.  The passing MTLE Basic Skills sections taken prior to June 9, 2016 can be counted towards licensure.