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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: June 8, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,61888.634159.5
Writing1,58885.733443.7
Both Subtests1,49286.910337.9
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3997.4----
Writing3582.920.0
Both Subtests3485.3----
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood18449.513231.8
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject47463.525137.8
General Curriculum: Mathematics46651.148643.2
History12778.76541.5
English17282.65240.4
Reading Specialist6780.62365.2
Mathematics8673.33847.4
General Science5581.820.0
Physics2075.01080.0
Chemistry2060.01266.7
Biology6277.41553.3
Earth Science666.720.0
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music8287.81163.6
Visual Art5793.0666.7
Business1464.310.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5682.1966.7
Physical Education6136.14727.7
French2462.5825.0
German--------
Spanish6578.52060.0
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1450.0366.7
Speech--------
Theater1070.0633.3
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics7166.22650.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities2626.9714.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science1758.8425.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics11644.82236.4
English as a Second Language21048.613225.8
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion38060.83551.4
Foundations of Reading52457.643936.2
 
All Subject Tests3,44661.91,86439.4
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test39065.44020.0


Total Number of Test Takers:6,382
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,167 ( 65.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,215 ( 34.7)
  • 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: September 17, 2015
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