Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: May 7, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,49386.332650.9
Writing1,45184.232945.3
Both Subtests1,36385.710846.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3090.0----
Writing3076.71241.7
Both Subtests2975.9----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood18550.313336.1
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject43473.323657.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics41652.935546.2
History14678.83941.0
English18382.53633.3
Reading Specialist5775.42254.5
Mathematics (Secondary)7576.02740.7
General Science4584.4825.0
Physics2060.01040.0
Chemistry2365.21127.3
Biology3971.82437.5
Earth Science742.92100.0
Latin and Classical Humanities887.51100.0
Music4484.11942.1
Visual Art3588.6862.5
Business1553.3333.3
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3372.71050.0
Physical Education5147.14425.0
French1250.0450.0
German--------
Spanish4187.8771.4
Chinese (Mandarin)5100.0----
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1650.030.0
Speech--------
Theater10100.0250.0
Dance540.0714.3
Middle School Mathematics7263.9296.9
Political Science/Political Philosophy887.5----
Middle School Humanities3542.9616.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science1643.8333.3
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7343.82020.0
English as a Second Language18052.210028.0
Adult Basic Education5100.0----
Sheltered English Immersion21171.14755.3
Foundations of Reading60655.143736.6
 
All Subject Tests3,11163.71,65341.1
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test42667.83520.0

Total Number of Test Takers:5,709
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,685 (64.5%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,024 (35.5%)

*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: July 27, 2018

 
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