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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure™

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

Test Administration: April 1, 2000

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

    Both

2798
2798

2754

75.0
77.2

65.2

775
1373

417

51.7
52.3

16.5
Early Childhood28573.37844.9
Elementary83567.434335.6
Middle School6768.7119.1
Social Studies9870.42737.0
History10762.63638.9
English23168.86923.2
Reading5086.0366.7
Mathematics11443.94619.6
General Science3969.2128.3
Physics1258.34100.0
Chemistry2352.2785.7
Biology8075.02347.8
Earth Science2142.91050.0
Latin5100.010.0
Music3953.83138.7
Visual Art5078.01136.4
Business1973.730.0
Home Economics366.7333.3
Health Education2572.040.0
Physical Education6371.4837.5
English as a Second Language2885.7425.0
Special Needs26492.83557.1
French2458.3580.0
German450.010.0
Spanish4252.43036.7
Chinese2100.0----
Italian1100.0----
Russian1100.0----
Portuguese--------
Technology Education580.010.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese683.3----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1163.610.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech10.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater9100.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance3100.0----
     
All Subject Tests256870.380736.2
     
Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Test107059.53429.52


Total Number of Test Takers: 6369
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 4031 (63.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers: 2338 (36.7)


Last Updated: April 1, 2000
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