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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: January 18, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,25087.623454.3
Writing1,22587.828147.3
Both Subtests1,12289.48137.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3393.920.0
Writing3073.31435.7
Both Subtests2975.910.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood10548.611826.3
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject37278.820151.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics31654.137440.9
History10884.33234.4
English14479.92842.9
Reading Specialist8264.62045.0
Mathematics6266.12326.1
General Science4187.8633.3
Physics862.5425.0
Chemistry2171.4366.7
Biology4481.81656.3
Earth Science771.41100.0
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music2777.8650.0
Visual Art3497.1475.0
Business475.01100.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4278.620.0
Physical Education7252.84628.3
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1172.7333.3
Speech--------
Theater1190.92100.0
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics4555.62722.2
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities2343.51428.6
Middle School Mathematics/Science1172.770.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics5843.12725.9
English as a Second Language18956.114227.5
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion38351.25935.6
Foundations of Reading46356.433432.9
 
All Subject Tests2,68363.01,50036.7
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test27674.3150.0


Total Number of Test Takers:5,222
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,386 ( 64.8)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,836 ( 35.2)
  • 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: April 14, 2016
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