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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Program Year 2014-2015 Test Results by Category Download PDF Document  Download Excel Document

| Description of Report | By Gender | By Ethnicity | By Primary Language |

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®

Annual Summary of Candidate Passing Rates by Test: Cumulative
For All Candidates and by Gender, Ethnicity, and Primary Language
Program Year: September 2014 - August 2015

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of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).

Description of Report

Data presented in this report are from MTEL test administrations for the 2014 - 2015 program year.

This report presents the percent of candidates (i.e., test takers) who passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure on their initial or subsequent attempt(s). The percent passing is based on each candidate's best attempt during the program year.

This report includes, for the state and by gender, ethnicity, and primary language:

  1. the total number of candidates who took the Communication and Literacy Skills Test - Reading and Writing subtests and the percent passing both the Reading and Writing subtests;
  2. the total number of candidates who took the Communication and Literacy Skills Test - Reading subtest and the percent passing the Reading subtest;
  3. the total number of candidates who took the Communication and Literacy Skills Test - Writing subtest and the percent passing the Writing subtest;
  4. the total number of candidates who took a subject test and the percent passing the subject test.
  5. the total number of candidates who took the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test - Reading and Writing subtests and the percent passing both the Reading and Writing subtests;
  6. the total number of candidates who took the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test - Reading subtest and the percent passing the Reading subtest; and
  7. the total number of candidates who took the Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test - Writing subtest and the percent passing the Writing subtest;

Candidate passing status is based on a compensatory scoring model in which higher scores on one section of the test may compensate for lower scores on another section of the test.

Data are supplied for all test fields for all test takers. Candidates are reported only once for each field in which they have tested.

Within reporting category, data are provided for each response option (e.g., male, female) for which two or more candidates have tested in the field in the program year. Results based on fewer than two candidates are not included in this report to protect confidentiality of scores of individual candidates; in this case the percent passing (% Pass) is designated as "--".

Interpretive Cautions and Notes

  1. Reporting group designations for gender, ethnicity, and primary language are based on self-reported information provided by candidates during the registration process. The questions about gender and ethnicity are labeled "optional" for registration purposes and some candidates did not respond to these questions.
  2. Extreme caution should be used in interpreting data for small numbers of candidates.
  3. The candidates for whom results are presented in this document may not reflect the same proportion of all the types and capabilities of candidates in the population who will take the tests in the future.


Last Updated: November 30, 2015
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