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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure

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

Test Administration: July 14, 2007

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,76485.537447.6
Writing1,74674.377239.9
Both Subtests1,73170.121019.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4495.5450.0
Writing4465.91838.9
Both Subtests4365.1333.3
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood20250.515326.8
General Curriculum81279.428636.4
History23374.28032.5
English26484.86851.5
Reading8862.54843.8
Mathematics17762.16325.4
General Science8582.42445.8
Physics2839.33930.8
Chemistry4850.02133.3
Biology9156.05137.3
Earth Science2035.01233.3
Latin1118.250.0
Music7885.9366.7
Visual Art6976.82065.0
Business1957.9728.6
Health Education3863.22133.3
Physical Education6656.13542.9
French--------
German--------
Spanish7972.23842.1
Chinese--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology Education1533.350.0
Speech1100.0----
Theater944.490.0
Dance5100.0333.3
Middle School Mathematics15658.38936.0
Political Science/Philosophy2334.8825.0
Middle School Humanities3444.11822.2
Middle School Math/Science3928.2933.3
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics5259.61136.4
English Language Learners12675.44129.3
Adult Basic Education6100.010.0
Foundations of Reading87461.368940.1

All Subject Tests3,74867.51,85736.9

Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test40460.620.0


Total Number of Test Takers:7,101
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,418 (62.2)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,683 (37.8)

*Category:

  • First-Time Test Takers = candidates who took the test for the first time on the test date indicated.
  • Test Retakers = candidates who retook the test they took on a previous test date.

Notes:

  • Caution should be used in interpreting data based on small numbers of test takers.
  • The test takers whose data are presented in this table may not reflect the same performance as that of future test takers.


Last Updated: August 22, 2007
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