Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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

Test Administration: April 5, 2021 – May 30, 2021

February 8, 2021 – May 30, 2021 Foundations of Reading (190)

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,19981.432042.2
Writing1,20181.333744.8
Both Subtests1,06982.610338.8
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading3691.74--
Writing3683.31833.3
Both Subtests3387.93--
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood13867.411130.6
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject35062.317340.5
General Curriculum: Mathematics33249.424132.0
History11479.84124.4
English16679.54332.6
Reading Specialist5972.91656.3
Mathematics (secondary)7682.91850.0
General Science5691.1955.6
Physics1060.05--
Chemistry1681.3650.0
Biology3680.61643.8
Earth Science4--1--
Latin and Classical Humanities6100.0----
Music3275.02147.6
Visual Art4987.84--
Business1376.94--
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences3086.71250.0
Physical Education4537.86030.0
French955.64--
German--------
Spanish3868.45--
Chinese (Mandarin)988.9----
Italian--------
Russian--------
Portuguese--------
Technology/Engineering683.34--
Speech--------
Theater1883.3683.3
Dance3--60.0
Middle School Mathematics7568.02334.8
Political Science/Political Philosophy616.71--
Middle School Humanities2450.0911.1
Middle School Mathematics/Science1435.75--
Academically Advanced--------
Elementary Mathematics6738.81233.3
English as a Second Language10148.58725.3
Adult Basic Education2--1--
Sheltered English Immersion12553.61442.9
Bilingual Education8100.0----
Foundations of Reading1,06465.21546.7
All Subject Tests3,10164.797334.4
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test28669.62326.1

Total Number of Test Takers:5,019
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,551 (70.8%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:1,468 (29.2%)

*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: June 22, 2021

 
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