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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: June 10, 2013 - August 4, 2013

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,71986.630550.5
Writing1,70587.829451.0
Both Subtests1,58889.19747.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4987.82100.0
Writing5066.02142.9
Both Subtests4365.14365.1
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood16366.313029.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject44571.224134.9
General Curriculum: Mathematics44248.642741.9
History14973.24934.7
English20289.63754.1
Reading Specialist6768.72227.3
Mathematics13675.06746.3
General Science9084.41457.1
Physics4963.3944.4
Chemistry4946.92548.0
Biology6971.03043.3
Earth Science2075.0825.0
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music6789.6742.9
Visual Art9291.3862.5
Business1040.020.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5678.6850.0
Physical Education9749.55119.6
French2065.01050.0
German--------
Spanish5981.41735.3
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering2185.7520.0
Speech--------
Theater1136.4425.0
Dance10.010.0
Middle School Mathematics13673.54740.4
Political Science/Political Philosophy862.5650.0
Middle School Humanities3751.42321.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science3138.71241.7
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics10441.34047.5
English as a Second Language40565.916526.1
Adult Basic Education4100.04100.0
Foundations of Reading55264.738340.5
 
All Subject Tests3,59266.91,84737.8
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test45078.04129.3


Total Number of Test Takers:6,605
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,424 ( 67.0)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,181 ( 33.0)
  • 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: October 31, 2013
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