Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education
Test of Reading and Writing
All candidates enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to initial certification are required to take the College of Education Test of Reading and Writing (ToW&R) during Phase 1 of their education program. Candidates who do not pass the ToW&R will not be approved for field placements or clinical experiences coordinated through the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships.
Depending the score, candidates who do not pass the ToW&R will be required to pursue one of two different remediation plans:
A candidate whose writing demonstrates particular, isolated deficiencies will receive a score of F1. Test scores are made available on GothicNet. These candidates will be directed to the University Writing Center
, located in Karnoutsos Hall, Rm. 115, and be required to make and keep four appointments at the Writing Center with a writing tutor. Candidates should pick up a copy of their failing test and scored rubrics from the College of Education Dean's Office (P303) and discuss their results and remediation plan with the Writing Center tutor. After completing this remediation, candidates will be eligible to retest during the next available testing session.
students will not be eligible to register for the exam until they have completed all four tutoring sessions.
Candidates with more widespread writing problems will receive a grade of F3. Test scores are made available on GothicNet. These candidates will be directed to enroll in LTED 305: Literacy Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers. Candidates enrolled in LTED 305 will need to pass the class with a grade of B or better in order to meet the Writing Assessment requirement and move on in their program. Note: The College of Eduction ToW&R will be administered as the final examination in LTED 305. Candidates who fail the final exam - the ToW&R - will not receive a grade of B or better in the course. Candidates enrolled in LTED 305 may not otherwise register for the ToW&R during the semester they are taking the course.
Candidates who fail the exam with a score of F3 will not be allowed a second attempt until the recommended remediation (completion of LTED 305) has been completed. No candidate will be allowed more than three attempts at the ToW&R without special permission from the College of Education Dean's Office. Candidates may be counseled out of their education program if they do not pass the ToW&R after three attempts.