Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: September 23, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading86079.233040.0
Writing87079.827538.9
Both Subtests76582.610232.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading1693.81--
Writing1764.7119.1
Both Subtests1662.5----
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood11249.113240.9
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject27264.718143.1
General Curriculum: Mathematics23148.932647.5
History6979.74235.7
English8180.22718.5
Reading Specialist2277.32030.0
Mathematics3060.01844.4
General Science1668.8714.3
Physics4--4--
Chemistry771.44--
Biology2378.31643.8
Earth Science2--2--
Latin and Classical Humanities3--1--
Music1788.21225.0
Visual Art3894.7650.0
Business1------
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1747.14--
Physical Education3228.14216.7
French1145.53--
German--------
Spanish2878.64--
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering5--3--
Speech2------
Theater5------
Dance3--2--
Middle School Mathematics3033.31827.8
Political Science/Political Philosophy2--1--
Middle School Humanities1145.55--
Middle School Mathematics/Science2--2--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics3636.11957.9
English as a Second Language5945.87115.5
Adult Basic Education6100.02--
Sheltered English Immersion8268.33154.8
Foundations of Reading28148.439732.0
All Subject Tests1,54058.21,40237.8
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test12266.4258.0

Total Number of Test Takers:3,823
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,073 (54.2%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,750 (45.8%)

*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 30, 2020

 
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