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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: September 4, 2012 - October 27, 2012

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,00188.418649.5
Writing1,00587.715351.6
Both Subtests93588.13956.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading7185.9366.7
Writing6979.71643.8
Both Subtests4283.310.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood11560.910224.5
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject33067.028239.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics22943.727324.2
History10080.06043.3
English13887.03438.2
Reading Specialist4353.51717.6
Mathematics7568.02433.3
General Science3473.5366.7
Physics1573.350.0
Chemistry1947.4825.0
Biology4369.81330.8
Earth Science757.1540.0
Latin and Classical Humanities785.7540.0
Music2592.030.0
Visual Art4497.7366.7
Business1070.0425.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3482.4650.0
Physical Education2860.74129.3
French1154.5540.0
German--------
Spanish4276.21656.3
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering683.320.0
Speech1100.01100.0
Theater333.3333.3
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics5574.53046.7
Political Science/Political Philosophy333.3250.0
Middle School Humanities1136.41216.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science1450.0922.2
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7931.61241.7
English as a Second Language10660.45735.1
Adult Basic Education2100.02100.0
Foundations of Reading26557.727943.7
 
All Subject Tests:1,89463.91,31534.9
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test17777.440.0


Total Number of Test Takers:4,059
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,552 ( 62.9)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,507 ( 37.1)
  • 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: November 26, 2012
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