The Writing Assessment Exam is a test of your reading and writing skills. The State of New Jersey Teacher Certification Code requires that NJCU demonstrate that you are a competent reader and writer. You must be able to teach using Standard English.
The Writing Assessment Exam is required of all undergraduates -- including transfer students -- in the College of Education. You will be required to pass the exam before you can go out into the field for either your junior or senior internship (student teaching).
You should take the test at the beginning of your course work as an education major. We recommend you take the test as soon as you enroll in the Education Challenge or any other initial education coursework. Do not postpone taking the test! If you do not pass the test and need to take courses to help you with your writing, you may be prevented from continuing on with your education coursework.