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Reading (005)

This test is offered as a computer-based test (CBT) and as a paper-based test (PBT). Review the following information for details about each testing method.

Paper-Based Test

Format Paper-based test (PBT)
100 multiple-choice questions
Time up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Test Session . Morning or afternoon, examinees will be assigned to either session:
  • Morning session: 7:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
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Test Dates Oct 15, 2016
Jan 14, 2017
Apr 22, 2017
July 15, 2017
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Passing Score 220
Fees $75 test fee. Additional fees may apply.
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Score Reporting Scores are released approximately 4 weeks after the test date.
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Notes See "Reading and Reading Specialist Tests" below for important certification information.
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Endorsement Code BT

Computer-Based Test

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Test Dates By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays)
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Test Sites Located in Michigan and nationwide
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Passing Score 220
Fees $130 test fee. Additional fees may apply.
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Score Reporting Scores are released within 6 weeks of testing.
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Notes See "Reading and Reading Specialist Tests" below for important certification information.
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Endorsement Code BT

Reading and Reading Specialist Tests

Please be aware that Reading (test code 005) and Reading Specialist (test code 092) are separate tests that correspond to different endorsements. The Reading and Reading Specialist tests are not interchangeable. Reading (005) may be used as a minor or a major, or as an additional endorsement at either the elementary or secondary level. Reading Specialist (092) is a graduate program to be used only as an additional K–12 endorsement for individuals who already hold teaching certificates. It is imperative that you take the test that corresponds to your approved program. You may be certified to teach only in areas in which your institution has an approved program. Please contact your advisor to be sure that you register for the correct test.

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