Wisconsin Reading Foundations Test
Starting in the Fall 2013, students be required to pass a Wisconsin Reading Foundations Test based off the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) before student teaching.
Why will I be required to take another 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 or in special education, an initial license as a reading teacher, or an initial license as a reading specialist…” are required to take and pass a Foundations of Reading Test.
Students wishing to gain licensure in the following areas are required to take this test:
This rule first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) January 1, 2014.
NOTE: As the legislature is written, this will include Fall 2013 student teachers because you would be applying for your license “after” January 1, 2014.
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