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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: May 8, 2010

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading2,27283.859451.0
Writing2,31085.466557.3
Both Subtests1,98578.916824.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4397.7560.0
Writing4178.03438.2
Both Subtests3375.8333.3
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood23649.218129.8
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject77967.039938.3
General Curriculum: Mathematics71853.840031.3
History23371.78729.9
English27982.85341.5
Reading Specialist11669.05263.5
Mathematics18576.26642.4
General Science8182.71540.0
Physics3767.61855.6
Chemistry5552.71957.9
Biology10057.04736.2
Earth Science1729.41540.0
Latin and Classical Humanities10100.0683.3
Music5589.1450.0
Visual Art8295.11376.9
Business2259.140.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5386.82075.0
Physical Education8353.05834.5
French2882.1911.1
German--------
Spanish5777.22737.0
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1580.0450.0
Speech--------
Theater1693.82100.0
Dance1100.01100.0
Middle School Mathematics15662.210033.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy1010.0812.5
Middle School Humanities3951.32839.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science5621.41926.3
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics6947.82030.0
English as a Second Language26266.810737.4
Adult Basic Education4100.0----
Foundations of Reading1,10163.055033.8
 
All Subject Tests4,95564.52,33236.1
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test69372.380.0


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)

  • 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.
  • 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: June 18, 2010
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