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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure™

Number of Examinees and
Percent of Examinees Passing Each Test by Examinee Category*

Test Administration: January 9, 1999

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
    Reading
    Writing

    Both

3414
3436

3412

80.5
82.4

72.3

269
362

137

59.1
50.3

19.7
Early Childhood22472.33754.1
Elementary80860.118326.8
Middle School5280.81250.0
Social Studies10772.9137.7
History8781.62142.9
English20272.82015.0
Reading1471.4----
Mathematics8651.24139.0
General Science2875.0742.9
Physics966.730.0
Chemistry862.530.0
Biology7474.3520.0
Earth Science616.7----
Latin366.710.0
Music5347.22343.5
Visual Art5676.8666.7
Business2458.3450.0
Home Economics250.0----
Health Education2564.0540.0
Physical Education6075.0825.0
English as a Second Language2055.0520.0
Special Needs18579.51553.3
French2853.6650.0
German3100.010.0
Spanish4877.11346.2
Chinese--------
Italian366.7----
Russian--------
Portuguese250.0----
Technology Education366.7----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese785.7----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1681.3----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese1100.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech250.0250.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater19100.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance580.0----
     
All Subject Tests227267.743433.9
     
Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Test189157.27513.92


Total Number of Test Takers: 4540
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 3758 (82.8)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers: 782 (17.2)


Last Updated: January 9, 1999
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