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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: March 7, 2009

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading2,03983.053445.7
Writing1,90775.11,04141.6
Both Subtests1,85269.519413.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4891.7875.0
Writing4367.42458.3
Both Subtests4165.9250.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood23249.619419.1
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject90551.0----
General Curriculum: Mathematics67839.5----
History29275.09536.8
English34085.06137.7
Reading Specialist10366.05731.6
Mathematics21473.86137.7
General Science7577.32128.6
Physics4233.32917.2
Chemistry4254.81526.7
Biology9153.87129.6
Earth Science1936.81421.4
Latin and Classical Humanities1353.81030.0
Music7087.11090.0
Visual Art7977.23256.3
Business2171.4757.1
Health Education4856.32835.7
Physical Education12165.35530.9
French2466.71931.6
German4100.0----
Spanish6675.84632.6
Chinese (Mandarin)1989.5333.3
Italian742.920.0
Russian3100.0----
Portuguese650.060.0
Technology/Engineering875.030.0
Speech1100.0----
Theater2475.01050.0
Dance----1100.0
Middle School Mathematics19463.911551.3
Political Science/Political Philosophy1729.4633.3
Middle School Humanities4852.11414.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science5455.61637.5
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics6065.01741.2
English as a Second Language26069.66535.4
Adult Basic Education4100.0----
Foundations of Reading1,08162.370441.6
 
All Subject Tests5,26560.41,78736.7
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test78466.7911.1


Total Number of Test Takers:8,684
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:5,579 (64.2)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:3,105 (35.8)



Last Updated: June 16, 2009
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