Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: April 8, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,44686.637446.5
Writing1,42284.534045.0
Both Subtests1,30186.512441.9
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3093.34--
Writing2975.91662.5
Both Subtests2673.11--
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood16656.614932.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject44371.818850.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics42152.732439.5
History11572.25119.6
English16183.23852.6
Reading Specialist6078.32433.3
Mathematics (Secondary)7080.03534.3
General Science5787.71650.0
Physics2268.24--
Chemistry2347.81136.4
Biology4977.62343.5
Earth Science8--1--
Latin and Classical Humanities7--3--
Music4075.01643.8
Visual Art3697.27--
Business1384.62--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences5576.41225.0
Physical Education6051.76229.0
French1888.93--
German--------
Spanish3675.06--
Chinese (Mandarin)9------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1070.06--
Speech--------
Theater1485.72--
Dance4--3--
Middle School Mathematics9569.53122.6
Political Science/Political Philosophy1361.51--
Middle School Humanities2755.61020.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science3--2--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics7045.71942.1
English as a Second Language13652.910923.9
Adult Basic Education4------
Sheltered English Immersion23267.23669.4
Foundations of Reading53560.645240.7
 
All Subject Tests3,01265.61,64638.6
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test40171.63420.6

Total Number of Test Takers:5,717
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,627 (63.4%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,090 (36.6%)

*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: June 25, 2019

 
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