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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: February 18, 2013 - April 14, 2013

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,68484.130653.3
Writing1,68987.023844.1
Both Subtests1,56787.17635.5
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4991.8540.0
Writing4862.52343.5
Both Subtests3764.9425.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood15056.711734.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject44271.925142.6
General Curriculum: Mathematics42951.039830.2
History13867.45324.5
English19985.43834.2
Reading Specialist14074.33743.2
Mathematics16464.64325.6
General Science6981.21631.3
Physics3060.01323.1
Chemistry5457.42030.0
Biology8677.93823.7
Earth Science1353.8837.5
Latin and Classical Humanities1687.520.0
Music5190.240.0
Visual Art6596.9875.0
Business1369.2616.7
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5490.71376.9
Physical Education10467.37236.1
French2263.6742.9
German560.0333.3
Spanish5780.72218.2
Chinese (Mandarin)2391.310.0
Italian837.5450.0
Russian2100.02100.0
Portuguese5100.0250.0
Technology/Engineering1643.8633.3
Speech1100.01100.0
Theater2161.9366.7
Dance1100.010.0
Middle School Mathematics13755.55541.8
Political Science/Political Philosophy850.020.0
Middle School Humanities3735.11216.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science3633.31225.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics8236.63429.4
English as a Second Language32368.111130.6
Adult Basic Education475.0475.0
Foundations of Reading54567.937440.6
 
All Subject Tests3,55066.71,78635.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test49669.01827.8


Total Number of Test Takers:6,551
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,406 ( 67.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,145 ( 32.7)
  • 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: May 13, 2013
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