Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: October 22, 2018 – December 16, 2018

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading97380.827641.7
Writing93884.926244.7
Both Subtests86185.98633.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading31100.010.0
Writing2777.81145.5
Both Subtests2378.3----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood9949.510933.9
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject26465.215351.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics29947.527239.7
History7275.03234.4
English5976.32330.4
Reading Specialist3778.42138.1
Mathematics (Secondary)2785.22711.1
General Science2572.0757.1
Physics1172.7560.0
Chemistry966.7560.0
Biology3164.51030.0
Earth Science425.030.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1100.0333.3
Music1573.3540.0
Visual Art2391.31100.0
Business650.01100.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1770.6742.9
Physical Education2544.03627.8
French1181.8366.7
German475.0----
Spanish3585.7837.5
Chinese (Mandarin)23100.0----
Italian3100.010.0
Russian1100.0----
Portuguese1172.7333.3
Technology/Engineering333.360.0
Speech--------
Theater988.9----
Dance1100.0425.0
Middle School Mathematics2962.11315.4
Political Science/Political Philosophy450.0----
Middle School Humanities728.6616.7
Middle School Mathematics/Science450.030.0
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4032.51838.9
English as a Second Language7052.97632.9
Adult Basic Education1100.0250.0
Sheltered English Immersion11465.82356.5
Foundations of Reading33656.035137.9
 
All Subject Tests1,73060.81,23738.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test13671.32010.0

Total Number of Test Takers:3,907
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,334 (59.7%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,573 (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: January 18, 2019

 
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