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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 28, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,11184.626654.9
Writing1,09785.325650.8
Both Subtests1,01986.17839.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading22100----
Writing2075742.9
Both Subtests1978.9----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood10446.213321.8
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject36470.619553.8
General Curriculum: Mathematics3454735840.8
History8380.75236.5
English12582.42626.9
Reading Specialist3259.42737
Mathematics59781435.7
General Science3381.8742.9
Physics87530
Chemistry1866.720
Biology2777.81020
Earth Science666.7450
Latin and Classical Humanities366.72100
Music--------
Visual Art2592----
Business366.720
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1770.6666.7
Physical Education3655.63823.7
French6100560
German--------
Spanish2688.5933.3
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering58010
Speech10----
Theater--------
Dance250250
Middle School Mathematics3554.31926.3
Political Science/Political Philosophy475250
Middle School Humanities933.3520
Middle School Mathematics/Science837.530
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4839.61513.3
English as a Second Language8242.77733.8
Adult Basic Education1100----
Sheltered English Immersion16547.33458.8
Foundations of Reading34955.336635.5
 
All Subject Tests2,02960.11,41737.8
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test19266.11717.6


Total Number of Test Takers:4,334
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,628 ( 60.6)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,706 ( 39.4)
  • 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: January 25, 2016
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