Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: May 4, 2020 – June 28, 2020

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading38988.78646.5
Writing38785.38953.9
Both Subtests35486.23847.4
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading13100.01--
Writing10100.0757.1
Both Subtests10100.01--
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood3644.42544.0
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject7474.33941.0
General Curriculum: Mathematics8365.15433.3
History3574.31625.0
English4582.25--
Reading Specialist2263.63--
Mathematics (Secondary)1492.94--
General Science988.91--
Physics785.7----
Chemistry5--2--
Biology944.44--
Earth Science2------
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music1361.5728.6
Visual Art14100.01--
Business666.71--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3066.7862.5
Physical Education2638.52524.0
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering--------
Speech--------
Theater771.41--
Dance3------
Middle School Mathematics1181.84--
Political Science/Political Philosophy2--1--
Middle School Humanities666.74--
Middle School Mathematics/Science5--1--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics1546.72--
English as a Second Language4057.53020.0
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion4872.9757.1
Foundations of Reading13773.012235.2
All Subject Tests70468.536734.6
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test10075.04--

Total Number of Test Takers:1,405
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:915 (65.1%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:490 (34.9%)

*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: October 9, 2020

 
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