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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 14, 2012

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,31982.430840.6
Writing1,27385.726350.2
Both Subtests1,12777.78218.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4290.520.0
Writing3663.91926.3
Both Subtests3562.920.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood21656.514925.5
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject60661.140630.3
General Curriculum: Mathematics51542.147719.9
History23269.09826.5
English29888.95851.7
Reading Specialist7170.42661.5
Mathematics15073.34922.4
General Science7581.3742.9
Physics3754.11747.1
Chemistry4858.32339.1
Biology10769.22810.7
Earth Science1250.01421.4
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music6989.9966.7
Visual Art9496.8837.5
Business1861.1450.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4985.7966.7
Physical Education6266.15328.3
French2259.1757.1
German--------
Spanish6674.21612.5
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1586.7560.0
Speech--------
Theater1776.51361.5
Dance366.7----
Middle School Mathematics13156.56729.9
Political Science/Political Philosophy1546.7366.7
Middle School Humanities3743.21947.4
Middle School Mathematics/Science3429.41241.7
Academically Advanced250.0----
Elementary Mathematics10535.22924.1
English as a Second Language40067.512931.8
Adult Basic Education580.0----
Foundations of Reading49450.839636.1
 
All Subject Tests:4,00562.22,13130.1
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test44273.330.0


Total Number of Test Takers:6,850
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,389 (64.1)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,461 (35.9)
  • 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: October3, 2012
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