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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: July 24, 2004

Test Name First-Time Test Takers Test Retakers
N % Passing N % Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading 2,540 85.1 564 57.6
Writing 2,519 80.2 949 37.9
Both Subtests 2,469 74.6 250 16.4
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood** 170 44.7 118 31.4
Elementary 643 82.0 263 58.2
Middle School -- -- -- --
Social Studies -- -- -- --
History 246 75.2 65 38.5
English 287 80.8 52 46.2
Reading** 86 54.7 32 50.0
Mathematics 202 68.3 93 38.7
General Science 66 83.3 16 31.3
Physics 36 55.6 8 25.0
Chemistry 46 58.7 14 50.0
Biology 100 59.0 44 43.2
Earth Science 26 38.5 20 35.0
Latin 12 66.7 8 50.0
Music 63 88.9 5 60.0
Visual Art 84 79.8 20 60.0
Business 33 93.9 4 0.0
Home Economics -- -- -- --
Health Education 41 78.0 16 31.3
Physical Education 58 63.8 18 55.6
English as a Second Language 44 70.5 22 40.9
Moderate Disabilities -- -- -- --
French ---- -- --
German -- -- -- --
Spanish 69 66.7 48 27.1
Chinese -- -- -- --
Italian -- -- -- --
Russian -- -- -- --
Portuguese -- -- -- --
Technology Education 11 54.5 7 28.6
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: Spanish 8 87.5 -- --
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese --------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech 2 0.0 -- --
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater** 18 72.2 4 50.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance 8 87.5 -- --
Middle School Mathematics 182 58.8 67 29.9
Political Science/Philosophy 29 48.3 23 30.4
Middle School Humanities 50 50.0 22 18.2
Middle School Math/Science 48 41.7 9 0.0
Foundations of Reading 875 56.8 506 39.7
 
All Subject Tests 3,543 67.2 1,504 41.4
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test 922 68.7 15 0.0


Total Number of Test Takers: 7,454
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,832 (64.8)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,622 (35.2)


Last Updated: July 24, 2004
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