# MTTC Scores

### Breakdown of MTTC Scores

Thorough understanding of the scoring system of an examination is essential, in order to evaluate your performance correctly. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is no exception to this rule! You must know the breakdown of your exam scores, so that you are able to evaluate your performance and at the same time identify your weaknesses.

The MTTC comprises a battery of tests, which makes analyzing the scoring system all the more complicated. The following sections of this article will help you understand the scoring system, by discussing the breakdown of test scores.

### Understanding MTTC Scores

The MTTC primarily consists of multiple-choice questions, with no negative marking for a wrong answer. However, some parts of the examination also consist of 'performance assignments', for which you have to write a response to a prompt in the form of an essay. These assignments are evaluated separately, but they form  an essential part of your test scores. Let's learn more about the scores breakdown and their importance:

• Analyzing the scoring system for the MTTC 'Basic Skills test': This part of the test consists of 3 sub-sections, viz. Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The first 2 sub-parts of the test consist of multiple-choice questions and the last sub-section consists of a written assignment. The total number of correct answers that you give in the first two sub-sections, of the 'Basic Skills test' will provide the basic scores. These scores are converted to 'scaled scores' with a scale range of 100 to 300. The Writing assignment comprises 20% of the total scores you receive of the 'Basic Skills test' and this sub-section is evaluated separately. The minimum score that you have to achieve to pass the 'Basic Skills test' is 220. The scores you receive in this part of the test will indicate your academic skills. It is also an indication of your competence in handling basic academic requirements of students and thereby, becoming a successful teacher. Hence, it is important that you score more than the minimum pass marks, to prove your ability to become an educator of merit.