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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: April 13, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,53684.527145.8
Writing1,58184.631848.1
Both Subtests1,44386.510244.1
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2090.0366.7
Writing2090.01136.4
Both Subtests1788.210.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood18253.314431.9
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject51173.421247.6
General Curriculum: Mathematics49146.840345.4
History15078.06229.0
English18189.03525.7
Reading Specialist5770.22650.0
Mathematics8968.53938.5
General Science6489.1757.1
Physics1978.91060.0
Chemistry2065.01428.6
Biology5981.42445.8
Earth Science955.6475.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1580.0250.0
Music5689.3560.0
Visual Art4693.5250.0
Business1675.040.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4983.71127.3
Physical Education6454.75337.7
French2665.4742.9
German--------
Spanish7286.11520.0
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian --------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1376.9540.0
Speech--------
Theater2035.0540.0
Dance1258.3----
Middle School Mathematics7860.33040.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy1163.61100.0
Middle School Humanities3237.51030.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science1353.8520.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics9245.72138.1
English as a Second Language20652.412934.1
Adult Basic Education4100.0----
Sheltered English Immersion23456.01866.7
Foundations of Reading65161.439439.8
 
All Subject Tests3,54264.21,69740.6
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test46568.0319.7


Total Number of Test Takers:6,178
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,121 ( 66.7)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,057 ( 33.3)
  • 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: July 16, 2015
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