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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 30, 2013 - November 24, 2013

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,17983.625244.8
Writing1,16185.425444.9
Both Subtests1,06286.67644.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3387.9560.0
Writing3154.82839.3
Both Subtests2751.9425.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood12956.614034.3
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject36070.822843.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics30845.838043.9
History9064.44930.6
English12185.13327.3
Reading Specialist5563.61936.8
Mathematics6870.62433.3
General Science2580.0966.7
Physics1275.010.0
Chemistry1471.410.0
Biology2777.81717.6
Earth Science757.1425.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1369.2450.0
Music4979.6633.3
Visual Art7097.11283.3
Business1163.6714.3
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5188.2922.2
Physical Education4553.32937.9
French1376.9540.0
German785.730.0
Spanish5867.21618.8
Chinese (Mandarin)4695.720.0
Italian1154.53100.0
Russian1100.01100.0
Portuguese875.010.0
Technology/Engineering1973.7540.0
Speech10.010.0
Theater1681.3812.5
Dance2100.0250.0
Middle School Mathematics3577.1248.3
Political Science/Political Philosophy955.630.0
Middle School Humanities1442.91533.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science837.520.0
Academically Advanced10.010.0
Elementary Mathematics8336.12729.6
English as a Second Language38960.915428.6
Adult Basic Education757.1757.1
Foundations of Reading39956.134036.5
 
All Subject Tests2,58263.71,58237.0
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test23564.71127.3


Total Number of Test Takers:5,095
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,228 ( 63.4)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,867 ( 36.6)
  • 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: February 4, 2014
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