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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: September 25, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,05081.329140.5
Writing1,04482.830444.4
Both Subtests95484.410333.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading28100.01100.0
Writing3066.71030.0
Both Subtests2470.810.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood12044.215236.8
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject29771.720453.4
General Curriculum: Mathematics27048.131838.4
History7873.14015.0
English9179.13043.3
Reading Specialist3666.71346.2
Mathematics (Secondary)5054.02524.0
General Science2882.1540.0
Physics1361.51100.0
Chemistry1283.3837.5
Biology3571.4922.2
Earth Science450.0450.0
Latin and Classical Humanities3100.020.0
Music1764.71747.1
Visual Art4187.8366.7
Business683.3250.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1877.81540.0
Physical Education3435.33928.2
French875.0333.3
German--------
Spanish2190.5977.8
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1100.0450.0
Speech333.3----
Theater2100.0----
Dance10.0450.0
Middle School Mathematics3070.02045.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy728.6----
Middle School Humanities875.0520.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science633.3333.3
Academically Advanced10.0----
Elementary Mathematics5527.32128.6
English as a Second Language7554.79032.2
Adult Basic Education475.0----
Sheltered English Immersion13258.32373.9
Foundations of Reading31249.735931.8
 
All Subject Tests1,81959.21,42838.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test16560.0219.5


Total Number of Test Takers:4,211
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,450 (58.2)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,761 (41.8)




  • 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: December 7, 2017
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