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Reading Tests for Prospective Special Education Teachers

Teachers in three categories will have to take and pass a reading test. The categories are: (1) out-of-state certified teachers who seek Connecticut certification for the first time and a special education endorsement for that certificate; (2) uncertified teachers who are seeking certification in Connecticut for the first time; and (3) teachers who are currently certified in Connecticut—with an endorsement other than special education—but who want to secure a special education endorsement.

On and after September 1, 2013, the people in the three categories will have to achieve a satisfactory score on the reading instruction examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009, or a comparable reading instruction examination with minimum standards that are equivalent to the examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009.


Reading Tests for Prospective Reading Teachers and Reading Consultants

Beginning September 1, 2013, teachers seeking their first endorsement for remedial reading and remedial language arts, or their first endorsement as a reading consultant, will also be required to take and pass a reading assessment. This will apply to teachers in Connecticut as well as teachers who come into Connecticut from another state, and will be the same test that special education teachers must pass.


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