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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: March 14, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,59687.830151.5
Writing1,54586.231649.7
Both Subtests1,43587.99744.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2491.7333.3
Writing2676.91435.7
Both Subtests2281.8----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood17047.115332.7
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject39577.517450.6
General Curriculum: Mathematics39349.443542.8
History14179.45139.2
English18980.43928.2
Reading Specialist6971.02445.8
Mathematics8880.74146.3
General Science5777.21154.5
Physics1855.63100.0
Chemistry2157.1933.3
Biology4772.31163.6
Earth Science911.1560.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1376.9----
Music3378.8728.6
Visual Art5296.2862.5
Business1330.8366.7
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4875.01764.7
Physical Education6556.96933.3
French875.0837.5
German4100.0----
Spanish5487.01145.5
Chinese (Mandarin)10100.0----
Italian666.7250.0
Russian--------
Portuguese366.710.0
Technology/Engineering650.0540.0
Speech250.0----
Theater1384.6333.3
Dance250.040.0
Middle School Mathematics7857.73145.2
Political Science/Political Philosophy742.940.0
Middle School Humanities2646.21850.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science1625.050.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7245.83023.3
English as a Second Language17949.213625.0
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion37652.79550.5
Foundations of Reading44866.540540.5
 
All Subject Tests3,13163.81,81840.6
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test40974.64323.3


Total Number of Test Takers:6,126
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,912 ( 63.9)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,214 ( 36.1)
  • 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: May 27, 2016
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