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From:Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:59 PM -0400
Subject:SEI MTEL Pilot Test in Brookline - October 
Please see information below from a colleague in Brookline:

Dear Colleagues,

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has partnered with Pearson to develop a test in Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) program. The DESE plans to make this test available in spring 2014.

Under RETELL, preK-12 core academic teachers who need to earn the SEI endorsement in order to renew, advance, or extend their educator license on or after July 1, 2016, can do so by:
1. completing a DESE SEI Teacher Endorsement course
2. obtaining a qualifying score on the SEI MTEL

This fall Pearson is conducting paper-based pilot tests in SEI for the MTEL program. These pilot tests provide an excellent opportunity for participants to view test questions that may appear on the actual tests. 

Brookline has been chosen by Pearson as a pilot test site.

Pilot Test Schedule:
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Pilot Test Location:
  • Brookline High School
  •         115 Greenough Street
  •         Brookline, MA    02445
  • Pilot Test Participants:
  • PreK-12 educators who are currently-licensed, Massachusetts public-school educators of core academic subjects in classes where English language learners are enrolled
  • PreK-12 educators who have already completed the DESE's RETELL course or are planning to complete the RETELL course are also eligible to participate.
  • Pilot Test Format:
  • Each pilot test will consist of two booklets and will include open-response questions in which the candidate will write an essay.
  • The test will take approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours for candidates to complete.
  • Pilot Test Incentives:
  • Participating educators will receive one of the following for completing the pilot test: a $50 check OR $50 MTEL test fee voucher for a future test OR $100 Penguin Gift Code.
  • Other:
  • Participants will not receive a score on their pilot test.
  • Participants will have the chance to provide feedback on the test questions and format during the pilot test session.
  • If you would like to participate in the opportunity to pilot the new SEI MTEL, please email Erika Thoft-Brown at by Wednesday, October 16, 2013 with the following information:
  • Full Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • District
  • If you have any questions, please call Mindy Paulo at 617-264-6413 or email
  • Thank you,
  • Mindy
  • Mindy A. Paulo
  • Public Schools of Brookline
  • ELL Coordinator
  • Olweus Coordinator
  • RETELL Liaison
  • 88 Harvard Street
  • Brookline, MA   02445
  • tel: 617-264-6413
  • fax: 617-264-6429

Rachel Kramer Theodorou
WIDA/Language Coach
English Language Learning Program
Newton Public Schools