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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: April 10, 2017 - June 4, 2017 Download Word Document  Download PDF Document

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,44886.531151.8
Writing1,43385.132646.3
Both Subtests1,30987.011136.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading28100.010.0
Writing3384.81464.3
Both Subtests2788.9----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood19052.114332.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject48672.424047.1
General Curriculum: Mathematics47054.942542.6
History10580.03740.5
English17981.64852.1
Reading Specialist5572.72330.4
Mathematics7969.63321.2
General Science5390.61650.0
Physics1866.7966.7
Chemistry2458.31421.4
Biology6071.71723.5
Earth Science742.9425.0
Latin and Classical Humanities666.720.0
Music4271.41346.2
Visual Art4292.9580.0
Business1266.7366.7
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5086.01338.5
Physical Education5954.27231.9
French1782.4714.3
German--------
Spanish5184.3616.7
Chinese (Mandarin)17100.01100.0
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1566.7633.3
Speech--------
Theater560.010.0
Dance60.030.0
Middle School Mathematics5664.33737.8
Political Science/Political Philosophy650.0----
Middle School Humanities2035.0119.1
Middle School Mathematics/Science1643.8714.3
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7550.72416.7
English as a Second Language20449.513928.1
Adult Basic Education5100.0----
Sheltered English Immersion22063.25952.5
Foundations of Reading61863.443436.9
 
All Subject Tests3,26865.01,85238.4
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test41770.53420.6


Total Number of Test Takers:5,987
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,789 ( 63.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,198 ( 36.7)




  • 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: June 23, 2017
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