The CTEL consists of 3 subtests:

  • CTEL 1: Language and Language Development (test code 031)
  • CTEL 2: Assessment and Instruction (test code 032)
  • CTEL 3: Culture and Inclusion (test code 033)

You may register to take 1 or all 3 subtests in a single test session.

Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • CTEL 1: 50 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay
  • CTEL 2: 60 multiple-choice questions and 2 essays
  • CTEL 3: 40 multiple-choice questions and 1 essay
Available during four different 6-day testing windows on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Session Length
CTEL 1: 1 hour and 45 minutes
CTEL 2: 2 hours and 45 minutes
CTEL 3: 1 hour and 30 minutes
CTEL subtests 1, 2, and 3 in a single session: 6 hours
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15 additional minutes is provided to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial. Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.
CTEL 1: $98
CTEL 2: $147
CTEL 3: $99

CTEL subtests 1, 2, and 3 in a single session: $260
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Passing Score
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within approximately 4 weeks of testing.
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Policies and Rules
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Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.

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