Foundations of Reading Test (FoRT): Test Information

Passing Score Information

  • Benchmark Passing Score: Applicants who apply for Wisconsin Licensure on or after Sept. 1, 2014, are required to earn a passing score of 240.

How much will it cost?

Test fee - $139


We recommend registering 6-8 weeks prior to taking the test as there are a very limited number of approved sites in Wisconsin. 

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 " 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.

When do I have to have passing scores on this test?

The School of Education at UW-Stevens Point requires a passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test in order to be fully licensed to teach.  A passing score is not required in order to student teach or graduate.

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