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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: February 22, 2003

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading3,73877.998151.4
Writing3,71583.11,37848.8
Both Subtests3,63871.041415.2
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood24965.913435.8
Elementary**81083.237960.7
Middle School6768.71533.3
Social Studies8858.03619.4
History**25981.96350.8
English** 39978.99955.6
Reading9785.61656.3
Mathematics**26968.410754.2
General Science**9582.11241.7
Physics4434.11145.5
Chemistry3063.32445.8
Biology12453.24334.9
Earth Science3740.51540.0
Latin785.7250.0
Music**4791.53174.2
Visual Art7874.41338.5
Business5278.81250.0
Home Economics----250.0
Health Education3554.31233.3
Physical Education8765.52944.8
English as a Second Language7561.31553.3
Moderate Disabilities31985.67354.8
French4257.11931.6
German666.7----
Spanish8771.3378.1
Chinese580.0----
Italian580.020.0
Russian--------
Portuguese4100.0----
Technology Education862.51020.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole20.01100.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese1100.01100.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian2100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1266.7----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech----10.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater1283.3----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance366.71100.0
Middle School Mathematics30158.15242.3
Foundations of Reading28294.3666.7
 
All Subject Tests4,04075.11,27349.3
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test1,50664.42814.3


Total Number of Test Takers: 9,127
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 6,080 (66.6)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:3,047 (33.4)


Last Updated: February 23, 2003
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