About

The Foundations of Reading test for Rhode Island assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subject of reading and writing development. The test reflects scientifically based reading research.

The Rhode Island Right to Read Act opens in a new window of 2019 requires educators to exhibit either proficiency in or awareness of the knowledge and practices of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy. The Foundations of Reading test for Rhode Island assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subject of reading and writing development. The test reflects instructional practices aligned with the Science of Reading.

Who Is Eligible to Take This Test?

Currently practicing educators required to meet the proficiency requirements of the Right to Read Act opens in a new window may elect to take the Foundations of Reading test as an alternate pathway to demonstrate proficiency when educators have already completed and mastered prior professional learning in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy.

This includes educators who are currently teaching in the following roles:

  • PK–5 Classroom Teachers
  • PK–12 Reading Specialists and Coaches
  • PK–12 Special Education Teachers
  • PK–12 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teachers
  • PK–12 Bilingual and Dual Language Teachers

Please visit the RIDE Right to Read Act landing page opens in a new window for additional information including an LEA Guidance document opens in a new window, an FAQ document opens in a new window, and an overview webinar (May 4, 2021) presentation opens in a new window and recording opens in a new window.

Test Information

Online proctoring is available for this test. You may test remotely, including from home.
Is online proctoring right for me? Read more about online proctoring, including important policies and requirements.

Format
Computer-based test (CBT) and online proctored test; 100 multiple-choice questions, 2 written assignments
Time
Computer-Based Testing
4 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time
  • 15 minutes for CBT tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 4 hours testing time
Online Proctoring
4 hours and 30 minutes total appointment time
  • 15 minutes for tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 2 hours 30 minutes for the multiple-choice questions
  • 15 minutes for optional break
  • 1 hour 30 minutes for the open-response assignments
Breaks
Computer-Based Testing
You may take restroom breaks during testing. Time taken for breaks is considered part of the available testing time.
Dates
Computer-Based Testing
By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check seat availability Link opens in a new window..
Online Proctoring
Starting December 7, 2021, by appointment with an online proctor during one-week testing windows each month
Test Sites
Computer-Based Testing
CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center link opens in a new window.
Online Proctoring
You may test remotely, including from home. Review system and testing environment requirements PDF Document.
Passing Score
240
Test Fees
Score Reporting
Computer-Based Testing
View score report dates.
Candidates will receive a receipt of completion at the conclusion of their test center appointment.
Online Proctoring
Review score report release dates.
Score reports may be delayed for up to 2 weeks for candidates taking this test via online proctoring
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Candidates taking an online-proctored test will not receive a receipt of completion when their test ends.
Notes
This test includes written assignments that may require use of an on-screen character selector for inserting special characters into written responses.
Testing Policies
When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
Read them now.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.


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