About the Test
The Connecticut Foundations of Reading test reflects scientifically based reading research and is aligned closely to state reading standards as reflected in Connecticut's Blueprint for Reading Achievement (2000) and Beyond the Blueprint: Literacy in Grades 4–12 and Across the Content Areas (2007). The test is criterion referenced and objective based. A criterion-referenced test is designed to measure a candidate's subject-matter knowledge in relation to an established standard rather than in relation to the performance of other candidates.
The Foundations of Reading test assesses a candidate's proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subject of reading and writing development by measuring areas of knowledge called subareas.
The test is made up of 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response (i.e., essay) items distributed across the test's subareas as shown in the table below. Each multiple-choice item assesses knowledge or skills related to one of three major areas of reading instruction named in the test's subareas, while the open-response items provide examinees with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of content related to two or more of these areas. Responses to the open-response items are expected to be appropriate and accurate in the application of subject-matter knowledge, to provide high-quality and relevant supporting evidence, and to demonstrate a soundness of argument and understanding of the field.
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November 5, 2013: Welcome, 2014 Connecticut Corps Members!
Welcome to the Foundations of Reading Prep Course!
This course will help prepare you to successfully take and pass the Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test. This test is mandatory for elementary certification in Connecticut.