Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: June 5, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,41886.431347.6
Writing1,43186.230650.0
Both Subtests1,29687.911242.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading31100.0540.0
Writing3063.31241.7
Both Subtests2669.2425.0
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood17753.715637.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject45167.422142.5
General Curriculum: Mathematics43953.541943.0
History12483.94533.3
English15784.73647.2
Reading Specialist7269.41931.6
Mathematics10874.12920.7
General Science4593.31145.5
Physics2373.9520.0
Chemistry2470.81540.0
Biology4883.31747.1
Earth Science944.420.0
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music5271.21631.3
Visual Art4292.9757.1
Business1283.3450.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4673.9911.1
Physical Education6442.24729.8
French1457.1837.5
German--------
Spanish5182.4633.3
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering771.4366.7
Speech--------
Theater7100.01100.0
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics5974.63112.9
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities2548.01040.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science1668.8450.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics8942.72213.6
English as a Second Language18258.811930.3
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion32668.17454.1
Foundations of Reading50359.237639.6
 
All Subject Tests3,17265.01,71239.0
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test40969.91643.8

Total Number of Test Takers:5,817
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,763 (64.7)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,054 (35.3)

*Category:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • 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: August 31, 2017

 
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