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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: May 17, 2003

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading3,35976.21,04958.9
Writing3,33579.81,22440.0
Both Subtests3,24667.936816.8
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood20868.811850.0
Elementary**78877.826341.4
Middle School4475.01526.7
Social Studies9264.12433.3
History**23275.96440.6
English** 31981.87156.3
Reading18575.11145.5
Mathematics**26061.510053.0
General Science**9290.22867.9
Physics3467.61369.2
Chemistry3956.42250.0
Biology10953.24542.2
Earth Science2733.31533.3
Latin1163.630.0
Music**5592.71877.8
Visual Art11378.82245.5
Business4271.41330.8
Home Economics2100.0----
Health Education3473.51338.5
Physical Education7573.34645.7
English as a Second Language11461.41723.5
Moderate Disabilities23983.37240.3
French4553.33020.0
German--------
Spanish10672.64524.4
Chinese--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology Education1947.4742.9
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: Portuguese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish10100.010.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech20.010.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater1794.1----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance450.0----
Middle School Mathematics28660.88456.0
Foundations of Reading76395.0955.6
 
All Subject Tests4,36676.61,17045.0
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test1,17262.7306.7


Total Number of Test Takers: 9,202
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 6,315 (68.6)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,887 (31.4)


Last Updated: May 17, 2003
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