What Tests Do I Need to Take?
Foundations of Reading Test
Beginning on January 31, 2014, candidates in Wisconsin applying for an initial teaching license in grades Kindergarten through 5 or special education, or for a license as a reading teacher or reading specialist, as listed below, will be required to take and pass the Foundations of Reading test, a test of reading instruction knowledge and skills administered by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson.
- Early Childhood – Regular Education (70–777)
- Early Childhood – Special Education (70–809)
- Early Childhood – Middle Childhood (71–777)
- Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (72–777)
- Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Cross Categorical (72–801)
- Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (72–811)
- Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (72–830)
- Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (72–810)
- Early Adolescence – Adolescence Cross Categorical (73–801)
- Early Adolescence – Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (73–811)
- Early Adolescence – Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (73–830)
- Early Adolescence – Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (73–810)
- Early Childhood – Adolescence Visual Impairments (74–825)
- Reading Teacher (316)
- Reading Specialist (17)
This requirement is in addition to the current testing requirements as outlined on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website .
The Wisconsin DPI has approved the NES as a licensure testing option for Wisconsin educators who hold a valid Professional Educator license and who wish to add a related license in the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English Language Arts, History, Mathematics, and Physics.
For more information regarding Wisconsin educator licensure requirements, visit the Wisconsin DPI website at http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/educator-licensing .