Elementary Content Tests
Please refer to your Acceptance Letter for the specific test(s) required for your additional licensure.
Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (WFORT)
According to the 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 or in special education, an initial license as a reading teacher, or an initial license as a reading specialist…” is required to take and pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (WFORT). This test assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subject of reading and writing development.
Information about the test framework, preparation and registration may be found at Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (WFORT).
Information about passing scores and test facts along with additional test prep resources, articles and workshops may be found at UW Oshkosh - WFORT.
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
http://www.ets.org/praxis (registration, test centers and dates, preparation tips, scores, accommodations, and current bulletin)