To become a certified teacher, you may be required to take the Foundations of Reading assessment. Let’s learn a little more about it.
What is the Foundations of Reading test?
The Foundations of Reading assessment is an exam used to determine if a person is ready to begin teaching reading. Pearson developed the exam based on the latest reading research and proven “best practices.” Some states have chosen to include the Foundations of Reading assessment in their teacher certification process.
What is on the Foundations of Reading test?
The Foundations of Reading test assesses a test-taker’s knowledge of:
- the developmental process of learning to read
- how to teach reading
- reading assessment
More specifically, a test-taker will be presented with real-world, classroom-based situations and must decide the actions to take to best support ALL students, including:
- English language learners
- struggling students
- students with special needs
- gifted students
Be sure you understand how to teach and assess:
- phonemic awareness
- text comprehension
Who has to take the Foundations of Reading test?
In the states that use the assessment, any person seeking teacher certification in the following areas may be required to take the Foundations of Reading test:
- Early Childhood
- Elementary Education
- Middle Childhood
- Special Education
Which states use the Foundations of Reading test?
These states currently use the Foundations of Reading test:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island