Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: November 18, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,21183.626553.2
Writing1,18184.324942.2
Both Subtests1,08485.49137.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading1888.910.0
Writing2080.0850.0
Both Subtests1776.5----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood9344.110335.9
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject26175.116042.5
General Curriculum: Mathematics26254.227341.0
History6678.82733.3
English6876.52437.5
Reading Specialist3855.31735.3
Mathematics4875.02326.1
General Science2568.0520.0
Physics1275.0425.0
Chemistry1656.3616.7
Biology3775.7147.1
Earth Science366.730.0
Latin and Classical Humanities475.010.0
Music2661.5933.3
Visual Art2391.320.0
Business3100.0----
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1984.2757.1
Physical Education4052.53441.2
French757.1540.0
German4100.02100.0
Spanish3683.3933.3
Chinese (Mandarin)31100.010.0
Italian475.0----
Russian2100.0----
Portuguese450.010.0
Technology/Engineering425.0333.3
Speech--------
Theater785.7----
Dance2100.02100.0
Middle School Mathematics4551.11145.5
Political Science/Political Philosophy----10.0
Middle School Humanities742.9633.3
Middle School Mathematics/Science944.41100.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4454.51926.3
English as a Second Language9353.87328.8
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion11669.83351.5
Foundations of Reading58457.730433.9
 
All Subject Tests2,04363.21,18336.9
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test22368.21414.3

Total Number of Test Takers:4,321
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,816 (65.2%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,505 (34.8%)

*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: May 4, 2018

 
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