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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: January 20, 2014 - March 16, 2014

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,50587.628053.2
Writing1,47185.926851.1
Both Subtests1,36586.69345.2
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading6195.1650
Writing5976.32441.7
Both Subtests527520
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood12166.911330.1
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject37269.422243.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics32850.339842.2
History13482.85935.6
English18281.33836.8
Reading Specialist5673.22245.5
Mathematics8279.32425
General Science3591.4616.7
Physics1275560
Chemistry1376.9955.6
Biology6288.72339.1
Earth Science862.5560
Latin and Classical Humanities1877.8250
Music7490.51050
Visual Art6697425
Business1656.3850
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5683.91258.3
Physical Education5259.63732.4
French1872.2850
German--------
Spanish5884.52433.3
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering2466.71100
Speech11001100
Theater207050
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics7263.91844.4
Political Science/Political Philosophy1384.640
Middle School Humanities2650911.1
Middle School Mathematics/Science1258.3520
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics80303023.3
English as a Second Language--------
Adult Basic Education475475
Foundations of Reading45761.930139.9
 
All Subject Tests2,47268.41,40239.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test35874.01233.3


Total Number of Test Takers:5,180
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,408 ( 65.8)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,772 ( 34.2)
  • 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 9, 2014
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