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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure™

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

Test Administration: April 10, 1999

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

    Both

2959
2977

2944

80.4
73.8

66.5

581
580

222

57.8
34.1

7.2
Early Childhood24469.36851.5
Elementary80474.636352.3
Middle School7075.71361.5
Social Studies11566.12277.3
History10463.52454.2
English18767.95133.3
Reading2889.3366.7
Mathematics9566.35435.2
General Science2584.0742.9
Physics1369.230.0
Chemistry2065.0425.0
Biology7270.81838.9
Earth Science119.1475.0
Latin1090.01100.0
Music3748.63342.4
Visual Art5278.8742.9
Business2272.7560.0
Home Economics1100.0----
Health Education3154.8650.0
Physical Education5178.41145.5
English as a Second Language2356.5450.0
Special Needs20987.62748.1
French2857.1837.5
German1100.01100.0
Spanish5565.52245.5
Chinese1100.0----
Italian2100.0----
Russian--------
Portuguese1100.0----
Technology Education633.31100.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese580.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1163.6----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech250.01100.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater10100.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance--------
     
All Subject Tests234672.276149.3
     
Communication and Literacy Skills and Subject Test141957.43555.45


Total Number of Test Takers: 5144
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 3697 (71.9)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers: 1447 (28.1)


Last Updated: April 10, 1999
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