Foundations of Reading Test (FORT)


This is the go to spot for FORT information. Students can find study materials organized by format, as well as the latest information about upcoming FORT-related events.


Practice Tests

Foundations of Reading Practice Test (2014 version)
This test from Massachusetts is identical to that used in Wisconsin.

Foundations of Reading Practice Test: Practice Test Appendix (2014 version)
Same as above, with explanations of test answers.

Study Guides

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Study Guide by Dr. Michael Ford & Tracey Starck
Useful to assess your understanding of the content knowledge on the FORT; list of terms.

Test Taking Strategies; What's on the Test? Test Design and Framework
From Pearson, the publisher of the test.

Foundations of Reading: Test Objectives
This resource is from Pearson, the publisher of the test.


Online & Print Books and Articles

Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
This is a 60 page publication from the National Institute for Literacy. Chapter headings include Phonemic Awareness Instruction; Phonics Instruction; Fluency Instruction; Vocabulary Instruction & Text Comprehension Instruction.

Book & Article Recommendations from COEHS - UW Oshkosh

Book Recommendations from UW Stevens Point Library

Book & Article Recommendations from UW Stevens Point


Revised May 2018