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  • Praxis II Exams | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    License Test Code Test Name Passing Score Early Childhood Degree Completion Early Childhood EC Regular Education ages Birth 8 5014 Elementary Education Content Knowledge 147 Elementary education major with an early childhood minor Early Childhood Middle Childhood EC MC Regular Education ages Birth 11 5014 Elementary Education Content Knowledge 147 Elementary education all other minors Graduate initial teacher licensing elementary Middle Childhood Early Adolescence MC EA Regular Education ages 6 13 5146 Middle School Content Knowledge computer 146 Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Minors which require an Additional Praxis II Exam Elementary Education Major with French Education Middle Childhood Early Adolescence French Education ages 6 13 See ACTFL testing page Elementary Education Major with German Education Middle Childhood Early Adolescence German Education ages 6 13 See ACTFL testing page Elementary Education Major with Health Education Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Health Education ages 6 13 5551 Health Education Content Knowledge 151 Elementary Education Major with Spanish Education Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Spanish Education ages 6 13 See ACTFL testing page Elementary Education Major with TESOL Education Middle Childhood Early Adolescence English as a Second Language ages 6 13 5361 English to Speakers of Other Languages 143 Discontinued Praxis II exams and their passing scores The following list of Praxis II exams are no longer offered However if you previously completed the exam with required passing score it will be honored for satisfying the testing requirement for teacher licensing French Education completed before 9 1 2011 French Content Knowledge test code 0173 156 German Education completed before 9 1 2011 German Content Knowledge test code 0181 153 Health Education completed before 8 1 2013 Health Content Knowledge test code 0550 610 Spanish Education completed before 9 1 2011 Spanish Content Knowledge test code 0191 158 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages completed before 9 1 2010 test code 0360 610 Secondary Education Early Adolescence Adolescence EA A Program Test Code Test Name Passing Score English Education English Major Minor and Broad Area English Major 5038 English Language Arts Content Knowledge 167 Science Education Majors Minors Concentrations Biology with Broad Field Science Major Broad Field Physical Science Major Biology Major Minor Chemistry with Broad Field Science Chemistry Major Minor Geology earth science Concentration Physics with Broad Field Science Physics Major Minor Concentrations are completed as part of the Broad Field Science Major 5435 General Science Content Knowledge 154 Mathematics Education Major Minor 5161 Mathematics Content Knowledge 161 Broad Field Social Studies Education Major Minors Concentrations Broad Field Social Studies all Major Economics Minor Concentration Geography Minor Concentration History Minor Concentration Political Science Concentration Psychology Minor Concentration Sociology Minor Concentration Concentration are completed as part of the Broad Field Social Studies Major 5081 Social Studies Content Knowledge 153 Early Childhood Adolescence Minors which can be licensed EA A with an EA A Major French Education Please refer to ACTFL Testing German Education Please refer to ACTFL Testing Health Education 5551 Health Education 151 Spanish Education Please refer to ACTFL Testing English as a Second

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  • Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    exam prior to beginning student teaching placement The follow policies describe when an elementary candidate is expected to attempt the FORT exam to be eligible to student teach Undergraduate Elementary Education majors who are enrolled in TED 316 Block II are required to take the FORT test during TED 316 and submit their scores to UWRF Undergraduate Elementary Education majors enrolled in TED 316 during fall semester should take the FORT before October 31 and students enrolled in TED 316 during spring semester should take the FORT before April 30 Graduate Elementary Education candidate should take the FORT during the semester prior to student teaching Undergraduate Early Childhood majors are required to take the FORT test while enrolled in TED 322 Appeals Students who do not pass the FORT exam must schedule a meeting with the Director of Field Experiences prior to student teaching to determine eligibility to student teach This meeting should be scheduled by December 15 for those who have not passed the FORT exam prior to student teaching in spring semester and May 15 for those who have not passed the FORT exam prior to student teaching in the fall semester In order to determine a plan of action the Director of Field Experiences may invite the Teacher Education Coordinator of Reading the students advisor and other faculty members who can speak to the students abilities to the meeting A plan of action which may include a requirement to retake the FORT exam enrollment in a summer reading workshop or a recommendation to delay or deny student teaching Frequently Asked Questions Q When should I take the FORT exam A This depends on your program of study Please refer to the following list Undergraduate Elementary Major after completing Block II lecture portion of TED 316 Undergraduate Early Childhood Major after completing teacher education 322 Graduate Elementary Program after completing reading 760 Graduate Reading Program your second summer enrolled in the program Q Will candidates who are adding on licenses need to take this test A The Foundations of Reading test is a content test Initial licensure additional licensure and out of state licensure candidates must post passing scores on all the content tests in effect and required for the Wisconsin license they are seeking Candidates applying for Wisconsin licensure on or after January 31 2014 in any of the licenses affected by this test will need to post passing scores on this test Q Will candidate seeking an additional licensure need to take the reading test if it was not initially required A Candidates who are enrolled in an educator preparation program to complete an additional licensure in one of the affected licensure areas must post passing scores on this new test if they apply for a Wisconsin license on or after January 31 2014 Q When will out of state applicants need to take this test A Out of state applicants applying for a Wisconsin license on or after January 31 2014 will need to take

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  • ACTFL Exams for World Languages | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies Educator Preparation Program EPP Testing Information EPP Testing Information Basic Skills Testing Praxis II Exams Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test FORT ACTFL Exams for World Languages edTPA CEPS Home ACTFL Exams for World Languages Beginning September 1 2011 the state of Wisconsin changed the testing requirement for World Language teacher licensing Wisconsin will continue to accept passing scores for Praxis II exams for French German or Spanish that were completed before 9 1 2011 but exams completed after that date will not be accepted for Wisconsin licensing The content exam for world languages will be offered through the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Language ACTFL and administered by Language Testing International LTI The specific exam are The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview OPI in either French German or Spanish The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test WPT in either French German or Spanish These exams do not use traditional cut scores but instead measure a candidates language proficiency based on the following scale Superior Advanced High Advanced Mid Advanced Low Intermediate High Wisconsin minimum level of proficiency Intermediate Mid Intermediate Low Novice High Novice Mid Novice Low Registration Directions Please schedule a time with Mr

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  • Handbooks | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    UWRF Academics Admissions Campus Life Athletics Quick Links A Z Search Directory News Event Calendar D2L eSIS Email Library Resources For Students Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Parents Family Community Search UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies Educator Preparation Program Educator Preparation Program Admission EPP Undergraduate Admission EPP Graduate Admission CEPS Home Teacher Certification Portfolio UWRF Chalk Wire Portal Teacher Certification Portfolio Elements Teacher Certification Portfolio Instructions Teacher Certification Portfolio File Formats CEPS Home Candidate Dispositions Field Experience Background History Forms Frequently Asked Questions Hours by Course CEPS Home Student Teaching Resources for Candidates Resources for Cooperating Teachers Applying to Student Teach Placement School Districts Student Teaching Handbook CEPS Home Advising Advising Assignments Catalog Course Descriptions eSIS eSIS Tutorials Programs Registrars Office Sample Academic Plans Student Staff Advising Resources CEPS Home Testing Requirements Basic Skills Testing Praxis II Exams Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test FORT ACTFL Exams for World Languages edTPA CEPS Home Handbooks Licensing Data and Statistics CEPS Home Handbooks This is an evolving online collection of program of requirements Information is updated throughout the academic year Some modifications may not be reflected online Consult your academic advisor for more information It s a students responsibility to review their

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  • Data and Statistics | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    earth physics broad field Undergraduate Secondary Early Childhood Adolescence all programs Agricultural Education Art Education Health and Human Performance physical and health education Modern Languages Spanish German French no graduates Music Education general choral instrumental Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Fall 2013 Survey Statistics 95 Surveys distributed 52 Completed 54 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey all initial licensing programs Graduate Initial Licensing Programs Elementary Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Secondary Early Childhood Adolescence and Early Adolescence Adolescence no respondents Undergraduate Programs Elementary Early Childhood Elementary Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Early Childhood Middle Childhood Undergraduate Secondary Early Adolescence Adolescence all programs Broad Field Social Studies English no respondents Mathematics S science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate Secondary Early Childhood Adolescence all programs Agricultural Education Art Education Health and Human Performance physical and health education Modern Languages Spanish German French No Respondents Music Education general choral instrumental Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Spring 2013 Survey Statistics 100 Surveys Distributed 74 Surveys Completed 74 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey all initial licensing programs All Graduate Initial Licensing Programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs All Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate EC Undergraduate MC EA and EC MC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A all programs EC A Agricultural Education no respondents EC A Art Education EC A Health and Human Performance physical and health education EC A Modern Languages Spanish German French no respondents EC A Music Education general choral instrumental EC A Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages no respondents Fall 2012 Survey Statistics 115 Surveys Distributed 104 Surveys Completed 90 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey all initial licensing programs All Graduate Initial Licensing Programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs All Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate MC EA and EC MC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A all programs EC A Agricultural Education EC A Art Education EC A Health and Human Performance physical and health education EC A Modern Languages Spanish German French No Respondents EC A Music Education general choral instrumental No Respondents EC A Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Spring 2012 Survey Statistics 142 Surveys Distributed 87 Surveys Returned 61 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey all initial licensing programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs All Graduate Initial Licensing Programs Undergraduate MC EA and EC MC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A all programs EC A Agricultural Education EC A Art Education EC A Health and Human Performance physical and health education EC A Modern Languages Spanish German French EC A Music Education general choral instrumental EC A Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Fall 2011 Survey Statistics 119 Surveys Distributed 90 Surveys completed 76 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey All Graduate Initial Licensing Programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs Undergraduate MC EA and EC MC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A all programs EC A Agricultural Education EC A Art Education EC A Health and Human Performance physical and health education EC A Modern Languages Spanish German French EC A Music Education general choral instrumental EC A Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Spring 2011 Survey Statistics 110 Surveys Distributed 93 Surveys Completed 85 Return Rate Comprehensive End of Program Survey All Graduate Initial Licence Programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs Undergraduate MC EA and EC MC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A programs EC A Agricultural Education no respondents EC A Art Education EC A Health and Human Performance physical and Health education EC A Modern Languages Spanish German French no respondents EC A Music Education general choral instrumental EC A Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Cooperating Teachers This section contains results of a survey that is administered to all teacher education students cooperating teacher s after a candidate completes student teaching Reports in this section are password protected If you wish to have access please contact the Dean s office Spring 2015 Survey Statistics Surveys distributed 157 Surveys completed 101 Respondent Rate 64 Cooperating Teachers Survey Comprehensive summary report all programs Graduate Initial Licensing Programs All Graduate Programs Elementary Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Secondary Early Childhood Adolescence and Early Adolescence Adolescence Undergraduate Elementary Programs Elementary Middle Childhood Early Adolescence Early Childhood Middle Childhood Early Childhood Undergraduate Secondary Early Adolescence Adolescence all programs Broad Field Social Studies English Mathematics Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Early Childhood Adolescence all programs Agricultural Education Art Education Health and Human Performance physical and health education Modern Languages Spanish German French Music Education general choral instrumental Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Fall 2014 Surveys Sent 121 Survey requests bounced by e mail system 0 Surveys completed 57 Return Rate of delivered surveys 47 Cooperating Teacher Survey Results all Programs All Graduate Programs Graduate MC EA program Graduate EC A and EA A programs All Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate MC EA EC MC EC programs Undergraduate EA A all programs EA A Broad Field Social Studies EA A English EA A Mathematics EA A Science biology chemistry earth physics broad field Undergraduate EC A all programs EC A Agricultural Education EC A Art Education

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  • edTPA | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Supervisor Resources Choice Timing Placements Completing the edTPA Scores Retakes and Data Supporting Candidates CEPS Home CEPS Home edTPA Important policy revisions for 2015 2016 regarding edTPA Scoring Policy information What is edTPA edTPA is a pre service assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question Is a new teacher ready for the job edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate s ability to effectively teach his her subject matter to all students How is edTPA constructed and used Evidence of a candidate s ability to teach is drawn from a subject specific learning segment of 3 5 lessons from a unit of instruction taught to one class of students Materials assessed as part of the edTPA process include video clips of instruction lesson plans student work samples analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries Based on the submitted evidence which is reviewed by trained scorers faculty and candidates can discuss the impact of candidates teaching performance on student learning and determine ways to improve teaching Faculty can analyze evidence of candidate performance to guide decision making about program revision The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will use edTPA scores for licensure and accreditation Why is UWRF utilizing the edTPA The UWRF Educator Preparation program will continue to use multiple measures to determine a teacher candidate s s readiness to teach These multiple measures include coursework content exams portfolio work field and student teacher evaluations in addition to successful completion of the edTPA UWRF believes that completion of the edTPA will help candidates develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful in urban suburban and rural schools UWRF believes the edTPA Provides a uniform and evidence

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  • Candidate Resources | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Candidates Reflections on Completing the edTPA CEPS Home Candidate Resources What is the edTPA edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question Is a new teacher ready for the job edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate s ability to effectively teach his her subject matter to all students 3 Tasks of the edTPA Planning Instruction Assessment Each task requires the creation and submission of authentic artifacts i e lesson plans instructional materials video recording of teaching student assessments with teacher candidate feedback Each task requires a detailed thorough examination of the teacher candidate s own teaching effectiveness through written Commentaries General requirements of the edTPA Plan a learning sequence of 3 5 consecutive lessons or 3 5 hours if teaching in a block Creation of instructional materials Copies of student assignments and assessments Feedback on student work for selected students Unedited video recording instruction Role of the Cooperating Teaching in the edTPA Provide assistance by helping teacher candidate identify class for edTPA Provide assistance in helping teacher candidate identify focus student s Provide assistance to teacher candidate in distributing collecting and record keeping of the video permission forms Provide assistance in securing video equipment if necessary Provide assistance in video recording Continue to provide feedback and formative reflection opportunities for teacher candidates discuss their teaching effectiveness Alignment with Educator Effectiveness The edTPA shares a number of key constructs with the Educator Effectiveness models that are being implemented in Wisconsin As with the Educator Effectiveness model the edTPA asks pre service teachers to reflect on their planning instruction and assessment of their students with a focus on student learning outcomes Timeline to full implementation

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  • Candidates Reflections on Completing the edTPA | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Library Admissions Why UWRF Undergraduate Graduate Transfer Student International Student Cost Financial Aid Visit Campus Apply to UWRF Request Information Campus Life Housing Dining Involvement Opportunities Sports Recreation Global Opportunities Student Employment Health Wellness Safety Security Parking Transportation Services Resources Athletics Falcon Athletics Athletics Schedule Recruit Me Purchase Tickets Camps Clinics About UWRF Fast Facts Employment Directory Maps Directions UWRF History UWRF Leadership FAQ Contact UWRF Menu About UWRF Academics Admissions Campus Life Athletics Quick Links A Z Search Directory News Event Calendar D2L eSIS Email Library Resources For Students Faculty Staff Alumni Friends Parents Family Community Search UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies edTPA edTPA Student Resources edTPA Student Resources Candidates Reflections on Completing the edTPA CEPS Home Candidates Reflections on Completing the edTPA Spring 2014 Teacher Candidates Reflecting on Their Experience Completing the edTPA Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player edTPA Resources Fact Sheet Using the edTPA Guide for Helping Candidates Making Good Choices A support guide for candidates Video Resources Video Taping Guidelines Subject Specific Video Guidelines Consent to Video Form Letter for Parents Questions Contact Dr Stacy Furness Email stacy furness uwrf edu Request Info Visit UWRF Apply to UWRF Contact Us Give

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