Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: March 9, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading15282.94632.6
Writing15783.44742.6
Both Subtests13984.91520.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3------
Writing3--2--
Both Subtests3------
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood862.51118.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject3756.81643.8
General Curriculum: Mathematics3850.03625.0
History1485.75--
English1266.75--
Reading Specialist3------
Mathematics771.42--
General Science1--1--
Physics2------
Chemistry--------
Biology3------
Earth Science--------
Latin and Classical Humanities1------
Music742.91--
Visual Art3------
Business----1--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences2--1--
Physical Education1421.4714.3
French1060.0666.7
German--------
Spanish5687.51266.7
Chinese (Mandarin)11100.0----
Italian683.31--
Russian1------
Portuguese4--1--
Technology/Engineering1------
Speech1------
Theater--------
Dance----1--
Middle School Mathematics742.91--
Political Science/Political Philosophy4------
Middle School Humanities3------
Middle School Mathematics/Science1------
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics1145.51--
English as a Second Language955.6785.7
Adult Basic Education2------
Sheltered English Immersion1353.81--
Foundations of Reading3966.75228.8
All Subject Tests33164.716933.1
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test1172.7----

Total Number of Test Takers:719
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:475 (66.1%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:244 (33.9%)

*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: May 29, 2020

 
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