Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: August 24, 2020 – October 18, 2020

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading70581.018340.4
Writing68982.917142.7
Both Subtests62084.05334.0
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2483.31--
Writing2343.55--
Both Subtests2147.6----
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood7147.95028.0
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject22961.112730.7
General Curriculum: Mathematics17040.016237.0
History5682.12825.0
English5574.51637.5
Reading Specialist3770.31855.6
Mathematics2576.01346.2
General Science1573.32--
Physics3--4--
Chemistry1154.53--
Biology1566.73--
Earth Science--------
Latin and Classical Humanities5------
Music1266.71145.5
Visual Art2391.34--
Business5--2--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1442.9728.6
Physical Education1947.43020.0
French4------
German--------
Spanish1872.21--
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering3--1--
Speech2------
Theater3--1--
Dance1--1--
Middle School Mathematics1770.61050.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy742.9----
Middle School Humanities4--5--
Middle School Mathematics/Science3------
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics3046.7757.1
English as a Second Language4250.03729.7
Adult Basic Education2------
Sheltered English Immersion5174.5666.7
Bilingual Education1------
Foundations of Reading22154.319743.7
All Subject Tests1,17459.074636.6
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test8463.1825.0

Total Number of Test Takers:2,669
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:1,677 (62.8%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:992 (37.2%)

*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: November 25, 2020

 
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