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Michigan awards Pearson with 5-year teacher training contract

Pleased with the company’s performance, Michigan has awarded a five year contract to Pearson’s Evaluation Systems group to continue managing teacher certification testing. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) program will build on Pearson’s nearly two decade relationship with
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Pleased with the company’s performance, Michigan has awarded a five-year contract to Pearson’s Evaluation Systems group to continue managing teacher certification testing. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) program will build on Pearson’s nearly two-decade relationship with the Michigan Department of Education and will now implement computer-based testing.

 Certification tests will be available via computer-based testing, and candidates for teacher certification in Michigan will take the tests at Pearson’s test centers, receiving immediate test results. The number of MTTC paper-based test administrations will increase from four to five each year, with the aim to increase testing opportunities for candidates.

The Evaluation Systems group launched the first computer-based content teacher certification tests and the first fully computer-based statewide teacher licensure testing program. By expanding the MTTC testing options, the Michigan Department of Education hopes to give schools more access to a greater number of knowledgeable teachers.

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