MTTC Test Dates

The MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) is available as a computer-based test as well as on paper. While the content is the same for both formats, the dates on which the test is administered are different, depending on which format you would like to take.

Additionally, the computer-based test offers only certain certifications (elementary education and basic skills subtests). For all other certifications, future educators will need to register for the paper-based version.

Math Practice Quizzes

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Averages & Rounding
Basic Operations
Interpreting Graphs
Percents and Ratios
Quantity Comparison
Word Problems

While online, mail-in, and telephonic registration are all possible, there are only certain periods of time when registering by mail and by phone are options. So while online registration is always possible from day one to the end of the emergency period, mail-in registration will not be accepted if postmarked after emergency registration begins. And telephonic registration is only available during emergency registration. Sound like a test question? It should be.

The computer-based exam is available through various testing periods, lasting six days, during which time you may take the test. While there are no registration dates, per se, the tests are given on an as-needed basis, and test-spots can fill up in the weeks prior to the exam period. It is advised that you register well ahead of the testing period you prefer.

See the MTTC web page to
register or request additional information

MTTC Test Practice Questions

1. Of 120 students who took an exam, 72 received a passing grade. What percent of the students failed the exam?

  1. 12%
  2. 40%
  3. 50%
  4. 60%

2. Which of the following is most important for a second-grade teacher to consider when evaluating a student’s math ability on the basis of standardized test results?

  1. Standardized tests have proved to be consistently reliable in gauging students’ mathematical abilities.
  2. Standardized tests have proved to be consistently unreliable in gauging students’ mathematical abilities.
  3. Children of primary school age change rapidly and may test differently from one day to another.
  4. Standardized tests are generally based on insufficient or unreliable research.

3. The first thing students should be encouraged to do when attempting to solve a mathematical word problem is to:

  1. write the appropriate equation.
  2. list the steps needed to solve the problem.
  3. think about what information the problem is asking them to find.
  4. compare the problem to similar problems they have solved in the past.

4. The most effective way to structure a math session for the benefit of primary students is to:

  1. check all homework assignments and be sure that all workbook pages are completed.
  2. focus almost entirely on computation skills.
  3. focus almost entirely on the application of math skills to real-life situations.
  4. divide class time evenly between computation skills and real-life applications.

5. The best time to introduce a student to subtraction with two-digit numerals is:

  1. before the student reaches the fourth grade.
  2. when the student has proved proficient in adding long columns of numbers.
  3. when the student has achieved automatic response to subtraction facts.
  4. when the student expresses an interest in advancing his or her subtraction skills.

MTTC Practice Test Answers