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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: August 5, 2013 - September 29,2013

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,23088.727453.6
Writing1,21688.125645.3
Both Subtests1,13388.28242.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading--------
Writing--------
Both Subtests--------
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood12252.59531.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject35668.821239.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics32253.733231.9
History10077.04425.0
English13986.32245.5
Reading Specialist1687.530.0
Mathematics3066.7955.6
General Science977.82100.0
Physics580.01100.0
Chemistry966.7366.7
Biology977.8616.7
Earth Science333.320.0
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music--------
Visual Art--------
Business--------
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences--------
Physical Education1163.61330.8
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering--------
Speech--------
Theater--------
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics1866.750.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities--------
Middle School Mathematics/Science333.310.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4731.9100.0
English as a Second Language--------
Adult Basic Education--------
Foundations of Reading42165.829340.6
 
All Subject Tests1,62064.81,05335.5
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test17473.01020


Total Number of Test Takers:3,788
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,406 ( 63.5)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,382 ( 36.5)
  • 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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