Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: July 7, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,20885.228147.7
Writing1,20284.329242.8
Both Subtests1,09485.310332.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading25100.0----
Writing2181.0742.9
Both Subtests2080.0----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood14445.812127.3
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject38170.916346.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics35452.331144.4
History9478.74146.3
English10882.42744.4
Reading Specialist6965.23537.1
Mathematics (Secondary)6170.51926.3
General Science3889.5520.0
Physics1266.7366.7
Chemistry1650.0875.0
Biology3675.0933.3
Earth Science837.5633.3
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music2770.41546.7
Visual Art4789.4366.7
Business580.0250.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences2653.8714.3
Physical Education3231.33231.3
French--------
German--------
Spanish2100.0----
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering580.0425.0
Speech--------
Theater1190.910.0
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics4269.02123.8
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities2050.0250.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science1060.0250.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics5442.61330.8
English as a Second Language13449.37628.9
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion26870.16167.2
Foundations of Reading41352.836636.1
 
All Subject Tests2,41761.91,35339.7
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test17270.31618.8

Total Number of Test Takers:4,855
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,123 (64.3)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,732 (35.7)

*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: November 27, 2017

 
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