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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure™

Number of Examinees and
Percent of Examinees Passing Each Test by Examinee Category*

Test Administration: January 8, 2000

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
    Reading
    Writing

    Both

3368
3383

3309

78.9
65.3

59.7

682
922

301

62.3
31.0

8.6
Early Childhood22170.15834.5
Elementary72066.823831.1
Middle School5777.21233.3
Social Studies10460.61838.9
History11374.32941.4
English19877.34654.3
Reading1675.0450.0
Mathematics11150.53836.8
General Science4269.0616.7
Physics1060.0560.0
Chemistry2369.6616.7
Biology6162.31827.8
Earth Science1650.0650.0
Latin580.020.0
Music3850.03122.6
Visual Art5182.4742.9
Business1580.0850.0
Home Economics366.7----
Health Education1973.7922.2
Physical Education4383.71353.8
English as a Second Language1464.3520.0
Special Needs18685.53455.9
French1656.360.0
German560.0250.0
Spanish6864.72751.9
Chinese2100.0----
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese250.0----
Technology Education862.5333.3
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean2100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1457.1----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech10.010.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater1894.4----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance1100.0----
     
All Subject Tests220569.763236.4
     
Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Test108955.56410.0


Total Number of Test Takers: 6097
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 4334 (71.1)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers: 1763 (28.9)


Last Updated: January 8, 2000
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