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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: November 23, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,28082.627853.2
Writing1,26084.023339.5
Both Subtests1,16385.57440.5
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2295.5----
Writing2181.01266.7
Both Subtests1978.9----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood9658.310832.4
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject27964.513636.8
General Curriculum: Mathematics28553.026543.4
History7878.23036.7
English10293.12025.0
Reading Specialist3565.71172.7
Mathematics4881.32128.6
General Science3284.4540.0
Physics1485.7250.0
Chemistry988.9560.0
Biology3865.81040.0
Earth Science475.0250.0
Latin and Classical Humanities8100.0----
Music2365.250.0
Visual Art3992.3540.0
Business683.3450.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3381.8250.0
Physical Education4161.03537.1
French1266.710.0
German475.01100.0
Spanish3683.3616.7
Chinese (Mandarin)2993.1250.0
Italian757.1----
Russian--------
Portuguese4100.01100.0
Technology/Engineering333.350.0
Speech--------
Theater771.410.0
Dance10.010.0
Middle School Mathematics4082.51428.6
Political Science/Political Philosophy40.020.0
Middle School Humanities1435.7825.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science366.710.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics5339.61625.0
English as a Second Language10049.08731.0
Adult Basic Education2100.0----
Sheltered English Immersion32552.63053.3
Foundations of Reading56160.823540.4
 
All Subject Tests2,37563.21,07738.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test20369.5911.1


Total Number of Test Takers:4,661
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,214 ( 69.0)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,447 ( 31.0)
  • 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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