Description of Report
By Primary Language
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®
Annual Summary of Candidate Passing Rates by Test: Cumulative
For All Candidates and by Gender, Ethnicity, and Primary Language
Program Year: September 2016 – August 2017
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Data presented in this report are from MTEL test administrations for the 2016 – 2017 program year.
This report presents the percent of candidates (i.e., test takers) who passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure on their initial or subsequent attempt(s). The percent passing is based on each candidate’s best attempt during the program year.
This report includes, for the state and by gender, ethnicity, and primary language:
Candidate passing status is based on a compensatory scoring model in which higher scores on one section of the test may compensate for lower scores on another section of the test.
Data are supplied for all test fields for all test takers. Candidates are reported only once for each field in which they have tested.
Within reporting category, data are provided for each response option (e.g., male, female) for which two or more candidates have tested in the field in the program year. Results based on fewer than two candidates are not included in this report to protect confidentiality of scores of individual candidates; in this case the percent passing (% Pass) is designated as "--".
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Last Updated: June 20, 2018
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