Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: December 17, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,14684.326448.9
Writing1,14684.624949.4
Both Subtests1,03786.28339.8
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading25100.03--
Writing2871.41435.7
Both Subtests2365.22--
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood11464.09639.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject24074.210043.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics28958.823344.6
History7784.43622.2
English8879.52733.3
Reading Specialist2360.92025.0
Mathematics (Secondary)5587.32142.9
General Science3680.66--
Physics1478.62--
Chemistry1050.07--
Biology3372.71127.3
Earth Science4--3--
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music2665.41040.0
Visual Art3987.2----
Business5--3--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3083.38--
Physical Education4454.53834.2
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering4--5--
Speech--------
Theater8--1--
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics3467.61540.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities7--8--
Middle School Mathematics/Science8--6--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4047.51040.0
English as a Second Language9461.76526.2
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion11082.71361.5
Foundations of Reading53655.833733.5
 
All Subject Tests1,96866.21,08137.2
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test23673.31136.4

Total Number of Test Takers:4,129
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,693 (65.1%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,446 (34.9%)

*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:

  • This report includes data for fields with 10 or more attempts during the timeframe indicated above.
  • 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: August 20, 2019

 
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