Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: August 27, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading81982.927150.9
Writing81682.825549.4
Both Subtests72384.08441.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2295.510.0
Writing2462.51323.1
Both Subtests2161.910.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood10349.512941.9
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject24864.117157.9
General Curriculum: Mathematics19945.221942.5
History6479.73724.3
English8584.71926.3
Reading Specialist1855.62536.0
Mathematics (Secondary)2766.71741.2
General Science1866.71020.0
Physics633.3560.0
Chemistry875.070.0
Biology2369.61553.3
Earth Science20.0520.0
Latin and Classical Humanities771.4----
Music2572.01323.1
Visual Art3585.7250.0
Business560.0650.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1376.9333.3
Physical Education4339.53435.3
French475.040.0
German--------
Spanish2387.0450.0
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering250.0425.0
Speech10.0----
Theater580.0----
Dance250.0250.0
Middle School Mathematics3174.21942.1
Political Science/Political Philosophy2100.0----
Middle School Humanities771.420.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science366.720.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics3839.5933.3
English as a Second Language4454.55514.5
Adult Basic Education2100.010.0
Sheltered English Immersion8371.12254.5
Foundations of Reading23151.130025.3
 
All Subject Tests1,40760.31,14136.9
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test8674.42213.6

Total Number of Test Takers:3,443
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:1,975 (57.4%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,468 (42.6%)

*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 16, 2018

 
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