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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: May 9, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,60685.227648.9
Writing1,61985.233746.0
Both Subtests1,47986.89934.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading31100.0366.7
Writing3268.81060.0
Both Subtests2878.620.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood18552.414018.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject53671.121545.1
General Curriculum: Mathematics51253.140546.7
History14381.85416.7
English17581.74153.7
Reading Specialist5172.52630.8
Mathematics8973.02516.0
General Science4178.01233.3
Physics1963.2666.7
Chemistry4254.81020.0
Biology4481.81241.7
Earth Science1275.0540.0
Latin and Classical Humanities10100.010.0
Music5771.9966.7
Visual Art5894.82100.0
Business988.9633.3
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5180.41060.0
Physical Education7757.15735.1
French1369.2425.0
German--------
Spanish4785.1650.0
Chinese (Mandarin)14100.0----
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1580.030.0
Speech10.0----
Theater10100.0450.0
Dance366.7250.0
Middle School Mathematics8469.03043.3
Political Science/Political Philosophy250.0366.7
Middle School Humanities2045.0616.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science1464.3616.7
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics10657.51136.4
English as a Second Language21255.713829.7
Adult Basic Education20.0----
Sheltered English Immersion40757.79052.2
Foundations of Reading70762.240638.9
 
All Subject Tests3,76864.81,74539.1
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test54067.23633.3


Total Number of Test Takers:6,392
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:4,297 ( 67.2)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,095 ( 32.8)
  • 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: July 25, 2016
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