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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: September 13, 2003

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading96684.335060.9
Writing94882.849443.3
Both Subtests92475.410813.9
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood11041.8529.6
Elementary**30180.713839.1
Middle School1070.020.0
Social Studies1172.7850.0
History**8571.83228.1
English** 7685.53148.4
Reading3237.550.0
Mathematics**6468.83148.4
General Science**1776.5520.0
Physics944.4666.7
Chemistry1163.6757.1
Biology3548.61838.9
Earth Science50.0520.0
Latin366.720.0
Music**2185.7475.0
Visual Art3271.91338.5
Business5100.0520.0
Home Economics----1100.0
Health Education850.0366.7
Physical Education1776.51450.0
English as a Second Language2070.0757.1
Moderate Disabilities5278.82454.2
French1861.11717.6
German--------
Spanish3966.71414.3
Chinese--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology Education944.420.0
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: Portuguese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech----10.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater837.5----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance1100.0----
Middle School Mathematics5848.32846.4
Political Science/Philosophy825.0----
Middle School Humanities1030.0----
Middle School Math/Science757.1----
Foundations of Reading46654.7150.0
 
All Subject Tests1,54963.649035.3
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test29265.1812.5


Total Number of Test Takers: 3,323
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,156 (64.9)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,167 (35.1)


Last Updated: January 15, 2004
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