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Elementary Content Tests

Please refer to your Acceptance Letter for the specific test(s) required for your additional licensure.

Wisconsin Reading Foundation Test 

According to the newly enacted Wisconsin State Statute ACT 166:

SECTION 21. 118.19 (14) (a) any person applying for a teacher license “…to teach in grades kindergarten to 5…” is required to take and pass a Foundations of Reading Test.  

This legislation will affect any candidate submitting one of the following license applications after January 30, 2014.

Early Childhood-Middle Childhood Majors – Regular Education

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Majors – Regular Education (unless currently licensed MC-EA and adding on a minor)

Passing Score Information

  • Initial Passing Score:  Applicants who apply for Wisconsin Licensure on or after January 31, 2014 through August 31, 2014 are required to earn a passing score of 229. 
  • Benchmark Passing Score: Applicants who apply for a Wisconsin Licensure on or after September 1, 2014 are required to earn a passing score of 240.




    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires all individuals who apply for an initial license after August 2004 to complete the Praxis II content exam(s) for their area(s) of licensure. UW Oshkosh requires passing scores on the Praxis II content exam(s). Scores are sent to you electronically; it is your responsibility to submit your scores to the Center.


    • UW Oshkosh Reading Study Skills Center

    • Educational Testing Services 

      • (registration, test centers and dates, preparation tips, scores, accommodations, and current bulletin)

    WI License

    Test Code

    Test Name

    Qualifying Score

    Early Childhood-Reg. Ed.




    Elementary Education:  Content Knowledge


    Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence




    Middle School:  Content Knowledge



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