Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® Recruitment
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® Recruitment


General Information

These guidelines apply to individuals who attend Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Department), and Evaluation Systems test development conferences/meetings for the MTEL.

Additional reimbursement instructions will be made available before each conference/meeting.

Completed forms should be submitted to Evaluation Systems as soon as possible after the conference to ensure reimbursement in four to six weeks.

Please send all correspondence regarding these policies to

Please note: The Internal Revenue Service requires Evaluation Systems to have a social security number for all conference participants receiving expense reimbursements.

Substitute Teacher

During the school year (contract days), Evaluation Systems group of Pearson will reimburse a PreK–12 educator's school district for the cost of a substitute teacher.

Please note that payment will come from Pearson and will be sent directly to the committee member's designated school/district office.


Hotel accommodations are available for those residing 50 or more miles from the meeting location, for those who are unable to travel due to adverse weather conditions, or as otherwise approved by Evaluation Systems. Hotel accommodations will be directly billed to Evaluation Systems. Although committee members will not be charged for their rooms, they will need to leave a deposit or credit card number at check-in to cover incidental expenses.


Evaluation Systems will reimburse personal automobile use at the federal mileage rate, roundtrip ground transportation, or airfare. Evaluation Systems requires prior approval for car rental and airfare expenses. Parking and toll expenses will also be reimbursed.


Depending on the conference agenda, a continental breakfast and lunch may be provided on the day of the conference. For meals that are not provided as a part of the meeting, a per diem reimbursement of $25 will be provided.

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