MTTC Pilot Test Focus Groups

Evaluation Systems will be conducting online-only pilot test focus groups for the following field on October 19, 2022.

To sign up for one of these groups, please fill out the form for a focus group sessionlink 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) an MTTC test voucher or (2) an 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 onscreen via Microsoft Teams. You will submit your test responses on a computer.
  • You will need to connect from a private location with secure Internet. You should have a reliable computer and Internet connection to participate.
  • Part of the session will consist of taking the test.
  • Part of the session will consist of discussing test items with fellow participants.

Am I eligible?

  • Educators who have received a Deaf/Hard of Hearing endorsement in Michigan within the last five years are eligible to participate.
  • Faculty, uncertified educators, and educators who do not have a Deaf/Hard of Hearing endorsement in Michigan are NOT eligible to participate in this pilot test focus group. 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?

  • Meetings will be conducted on Microsoft Teams link opens in a new window. Materials will be shared online during the meeting.
  • There will be one morning session and one afternoon session. Please indicate the session you wish to attend on the sign-up form.
  • All participants must submit a confidentiality agreement before the session in order to participate.

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

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