Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: December 14, 2020 – February 7, 2021

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,19083.030045.0
Writing1,14286.224446.7
Both Subtests1,04088.48743.7
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading2286.41--
Writing2373.91330.8
Both Subtests2171.41--
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood6651.56132.8
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject24666.710729.9
General Curriculum: Mathematics22250.517636.9
History8785.14030.0
English11081.82437.5
Reading Specialist2955.21136.4
Mathematics3582.91040.0
General Science2286.44--
Physics966.73--
Chemistry1070.0----
Biology1973.7728.6
Earth Science3------
Latin and Classical Humanities--------
Music3467.61233.3
Visual Art2090.02--
Business4--3--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences1861.1966.7
Physical Education3357.63925.6
French--------
German--------
Spanish--------
Chinese (Mandarin)--------
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering666.73--
Speech--------
Theater1--2--
Dance--------
Middle School Mathematics2568.01323.1
Political Science/Political Philosophy--------
Middle School Humanities955.64--
Middle School Mathematics/Science757.12--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics2466.74--
English as a Second Language5455.65520.0
Adult Basic Education--------
Sheltered English Immersion5875.9922.2
Bilingual Education3------
Foundations of Reading74255.746033.9
All Subject Tests--------
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test1,89662.01,06032.6

Total Number of Test Takers:4,145
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:2,692 (64.9%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,453 (35.1%)

*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 28, 2021

 
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