Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: January 13, 2020 – March 8, 2020

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,16083.430741.4
Writing1,10784.325040.8
Both Subtests1,02585.88435.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3892.1----
Writing4072.51936.8
Both Subtests3568.6----
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood9751.510440.4
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject29870.817342.2
General Curriculum: Mathematics26360.528740.1
History7969.63630.6
English10380.63542.9
Reading Specialist4770.22040.0
Mathematics (Secondary)6975.41741.2
General Science3281.31637.5
Physics922.21020.0
Chemistry1770.6837.5
Biology2781.51735.3
Earth Science4--1--
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music2360.91435.7
Visual Art3791.93--
Business966.71--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4052.51457.1
Physical Education6640.94918.4
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering4--4--
Speech--------
Theater988.93--
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics3868.42142.9
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities1963.21136.4
Middle School Mathematics/Science1225.03--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4942.91435.7
English as a Second Language9948.511218.8
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion13661.02951.7
Foundations of Reading38358.537037.3
All Subject Tests1,96962.71,37237.1
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test20766.22114.3

Total Number of Test Takers:4,472
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,073 (60.4%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,769 (39.6%)

*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: April 23, 2020

 
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