Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: October 19, 2020 – December 13, 2020

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,02080.926441.3
Writing97885.725245.2
Both Subtests88887.57838.5
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading11100.04--
Writing1580.01442.9
Both Subtests1080.01--
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood9149.59827.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject25168.914044.3
General Curriculum: Mathematics21950.717428.7
History6660.62615.4
English8777.01631.3
Reading Specialist2070.01650.0
Mathematics (secondary)2982.81118.2
General Science2580.03--
Physics683.33--
Chemistry887.51--
Biology1758.84--
Earth Science1--3--
Latin and Classical Humanities683.31--
Music2759.3922.2
Visual Art2785.23--
Business2--2--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1872.2771.4
Physical Education2941.44418.2
French977.83--
German2------
Spanish4187.8666.7
Chinese (Mandarin)7100.01--
Italian1--1--
Russian--------
Portuguese887.52--
Technology/Engineering4--2--
Speech--------
Theater7100.01--
Dance1--3--
Middle School Mathematics2470.81338.5
Political Science/Political Philosophy3------
Middle School Humanities633.32--
Middle School Mathematics/Science3--1--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics4042.51225.0
English as a Second Language5446.36314.3
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion5461.1837.5
Bilingual Education3------
Foundations of Reading37549.128331.4
All Subject Tests1,57159.696231.3
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test11568.7277.4

Total Number of Test Takers:3,595
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,269 (63.1%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,326 (36.9%)

*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 14, 2021

 
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