Practice Reading Tests
Actual Time Allowed on Test Day: Up to 1 hour and 15 minutes
Number of Questions on Official MTLE NES Essential Academic Skills: Approximately 45
Format: Multiple Choice Questions
Test Delivery: Computer delivered
Each multiple-choice practice test may refer to a reading passage, chart, diagram, or other supplemental information. Each page is divided into two parts. The top half of the page shows the passage. Longer passages include a scroll bar on your right so you can scroll through the passage. The bottom half shows the question that needs to be answered. Read each passage carefully and then answer its questions. You may not need to re-read the passage, but it remains available if you need it. When you click on your selected answer, the program records your answer and moves immediately to the next question. When the test is completed, you will be given your score, shown the questions that were missed, and offered an opportunity to see how each question was correctly answered.
When taking the practice test, you may find it helpful to simulate actual testing conditions by using only the time allowed on test day. When you click the Begin Reading Test link, the timer begins counting down from 1 hour and 15 minutes. When the timer reaches zero, it will begin counting up but your practice test session will not end. Click Hide Timer if you do not wish to see the timer. If you have hidden the practice test timer and would like to see it again, click Show Timer.
Clicking on the Navigator link in the left-hand menu displays the Navigator screen. The Navigator screen lists all questions on the test and their status: answered or unanswered. You can go to any question in the test regardless of whether you have already seen it. When you have completed all test items, the “Score Practice Test” link will appear.
Once you click the “Score Practice Test” link, the practice test ends and you are able to view your practice test scores. The results page shows your overall score, the questions that were missed, and offers an opportunity to see how each question was correctly answered.
You do not need to complete a practice test in one sitting. You may return to the test at any time and continue working on a partially completed test or review any test that you completed previously.
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