Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: June 3, 2019 – July 28, 2019

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,31482.836743.9
Writing1,32983.132047.2
Both Subtests1,21084.011740.2
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3897.4----
Writing3781.11154.5
Both Subtests3683.3----
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood17749.214130.5
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject41474.418653.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics41252.435239.5
History12075.04829.2
English13177.93930.8
Reading Specialist7664.52334.8
Mathematics (Secondary)7772.73237.5
General Science3680.61315.4
Physics1844.45--
Chemistry2552.01258.3
Biology5384.92128.6
Earth Science6--3--
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music3381.82142.9
Visual Art40100.03--
Business1573.32--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4975.51338.5
Physical Education5844.86233.9
French1163.61--
German--------
Spanish3491.21040.0
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1050.06--
Speech--------
Theater1090.0----
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics7262.53938.5
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities2630.88--
Middle School Mathematics/Science1323.14--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics8241.51450.0
English as a Second Language15549.010824.1
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion27469.34542.2
Foundations of Reading45357.840433.4
 
All Subject Tests2,88063.01,61536.8
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test28965.43218.8

Total Number of Test Takers:5,527
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,502 (63.4%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,025 (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: August 20, 2019

 
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