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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 19, 2008

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,67782.740154.6
Writing1,56770.375643.5
Both Subtests1,54366.013218.2
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3287.5560.0
Writing3375.81338.5
Both Subtests2878.610.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood21547.014328.7
General Curriculum91879.831947.3
History21377.57630.3
English28187.27044.3
Reading Specialist9162.63729.7
Mathematics15162.97143.7
General Science8080.01637.5
Physics3243.82638.5
Chemistry4447.72138.1
Biology98 58.25230.8
Earth Science1637.5120.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1421.4520.0
Music5488.9580.0
Visual Art8472.62347.8
Business2045.0666.7
Health Education4856.31127.3
Physical Education6150.83836.8
French- -- -- -- -
German- -- -- -- -
Spanish7761.03946.2
Chinese (Mandarin)- -- -- -- -
Italian- -- -- -- -
Russian- -- -- -- -
Portugese- -- -- -- -
Technology Education1662.51100.0
Speech- -- -10.0
Theater1428.6771.4
Dance20.020.0
Middle School Mathematics15545.27429.7
Political Science/Philosophy1450.0825.0
Middle School Humanities2857.11315.4
Middle School Math/Science4337.21625.0
Academically Advanced1100.0- -- -
Elementary Mathematics5959.31330.8
English as a Second Language11164.04544.4
Adult Basic Education366.7- -- -
Foundations of Reading81562.863138.0
 
All Subject Tests3,74067.31,78438.4
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test52167.91735.3


Total Number of Test Takers: 7,159
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 4,460 (62.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,699 (37.7)


Last Updated: September 2, 2008
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