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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: May 12, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading3,35986.361256.7
Writing3,36385.759254.7
Both Subtests3,05887.721547.9
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading29100366.7
Writing2979.31741.2
Both Subtests258020
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood37157.420328.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject98069.340444.6
General Curriculum: Mathematics92653.775948.1
History28479.99332.3
English37885.46940.6
Reading Specialist13871.73545.7
Mathematics17766.16643.9
General Science10982.61533.3
Physics4271.41050
Chemistry50561844.4
Biology11968.13339.4
Earth Science2360.9922.2
Latin and Classical Humanities683.3366.7
Music6093.3560
Visual Art7693.44100
Business2268.2520
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4582.21050
Physical Education10544.89234.8
French1973.7757.1
German--------
Spanish6880.91450
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering2190.5540
Speech--------
Theater1450933.3
Dance3020
Middle School Mathematics15462.36442.2
Political Science/Political Philosophy742.9425
Middle School Humanities2548616.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science4035837.5
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics22446.97132.4
English as a Second Language37447.314121.3
Adult Basic Education3100----
Sheltered English Immersion40061----
Foundations of Reading1,27261.965141.5
 
All Subject Tests6,53563.72,81541.1
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test1,09471.010515.2


Total Number of Test Takers:10,711
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:7,292 ( 68.1)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:3,419 ( 31.9)
  • 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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