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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: July 5, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,19586.122354.3
Writing1,20086.723653.0
Both Subtests1,09587.47549.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3096.710.0
Writing4376.71070.0
Both Subtests2878.610.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood13243.910532.4
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject35673.012439.5
General Curriculum: Mathematics32051.930744.6
History10280.44332.6
English14977.94438.6
Reading Specialist7470.33330.3
Mathematics9973.72846.4
General Science4180.51241.7
Physics2171.440.0
Chemistry2673.1944.4
Biology5174.5862.5
Earth Science988.9333.3
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music5373.61030.0
Visual Art4192.72100.0
Business1384.6333.3
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4488.6875.0
Physical Education4252.44228.6
French1566.7812.5
German--------
Spanish4885.4944.4
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese----10.0
Technology/Engineering1855.61100.0
Speech--------
Theater11100.0650.0
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics5856.92321.7
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities1838.9714.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science1450.0450.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7149.32231.8
English as a Second Language20758.511020.0
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion59857.09443.6
Foundations of Reading45263.529933.1
 
All Subject Tests3,08364.01,36936.4
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test26374.11612.5


Total Number of Test Takers:5,428
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,755 ( 69.2)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,673 ( 30.8)
  • 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: October 12, 2016
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