MTTC Pilot Test Focus Groups

Evaluation Systems will be conducting pilot test focus groups for the following redeveloped Bilingual Education (125) and Industrial Technology (129) tests.

  • Grand Rapids, June 16, 2022
  • Dearborn, June 17, 2022

To sign up for one of these groups, please fill out the form for a focus group session link opens in a new window.

If you are unable to sign up using the form, or if you have questions, please reach out to us directly at

Why should I participate?

  • As a participant in the pilot test focus group, you will receive your choice of (1) a $129 MTTC test voucher or (2) a $75 gift card.
  • You will provide input on the test that will be taken by future educators.
  • You will discuss the test with other focus group members.
  • You will gain practical testing experience and gauge professional knowledge by taking actual test items.

How long will each test take? What is the format?

  • The focus group meeting will be four hours long, including breaks.
  • The test items will be shared inside the room. You will submit your test responses on a computer.
  • You are asked to bring a laptop to the focus group room for the event. Please let us know on the sign-up form if you are unable to bring a laptop computer.
  • Part of the session will consist of taking the test.
  • Part of the session will consist of discussing the items with fellow participants.

Am I eligible?

  • Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who will be seeking certification in Bilingual Education or Industrial Technology are eligible. (If you are not technically a junior but have completed nearly half of your coursework, please reach out to us to confirm your eligibility.)
  • Educators who received certification in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, or Industrial Technology (as applicable) in 2020 or more recently are eligible.
  • Faculty and educators who received certification before 2020 are NOT eligible to participate in these pilot test focus groups. Please visit link opens in a new window for details about other MTTC test development opportunities available to you.

When and where will the testing take place?

  • We are holding focus groups in Grand Rapids (June 16) and Dearborn (June 17). Please indicate the session and location that you will attend on the sign-up form.

This is a great chance to get a first look at the questions that will appear on redeveloped MTTC tests. We hope to see you!

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