Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: July 29, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,16180.127349.5
Writing1,14385.931253.8
Both Subtests1,03986.79453.2
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading1883.31--
Writing2572.01346.2
Both Subtests1872.21--
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood11448.210232.4
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject36862.214841.9
General Curriculum: Mathematics33953.126637.2
History9485.14032.5
English9969.72657.7
Reading Specialist5574.51931.6
Mathematics (Secondary)5377.41338.5
General Science2584.04--
Physics1163.6----
Chemistry1855.6616.7
Biology2774.11553.3
Earth Science5--3--
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music2975.91250.0
Visual Art4582.270.0
Business875.0----
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences2263.6714.3
Physical Education4339.54729.8
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering1181.85--
Speech--------
Theater785.71--
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics4568.91625.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities1546.72--
Middle School Mathematics/Science825.01--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics6647.01225.0
English as a Second Language11148.69321.5
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion17472.43865.8
Foundations of Reading34150.437231.5
 
All Subject Tests2,13360.51,25534.9
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test18363.41926.3

Total Number of Test Takers:4,463
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,813 (63.0%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,650 (37.0%)

*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: October 24, 2019

 
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