SOE Newsletter: Assessments and Resources


ACTFL OPIc and WPT Assessments 

Students with a teaching major or minor in French, German or Spanish must pass the ACTFL OPIc and WPT exams prior to student teaching, regardless of their major/minor GPA. 

Since these are skills-based assessments in speaking and writing, the assessments there are no "study" materials available. Instead, students should practice speaking and writing in their language on a regular basis. 

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers general language tutoring that students can take advantage of in order to increase their language development. Students should also consult with faculty in World Language Education to discuss their preparation for the ACTFL OPIc and WPT assessments.

Praxis Subject Assessment Preparation Flashcards 

Students who do not earn a 3.00 GPA or higher in their teaching majors and minors must pass the Praxis Subject Assessment in order to be licensed. Information regarding standardized tests required for majors and minors​ is available in the most recent edition of the School of Education Undergraduate Advising Guide. This information contains registration directions and required tests by major/minor. NOTE: French, German and Spanish teaching majors and minors must take the ACTFL OPIc and WPT regardless of major/minor GPA.

The School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center has Praxis Subject Assessment flashcards for all of our teaching majors and minors, except French, German and Spanish.

These flashcards available for a free, one-week check out. To reserve a set of flashcards, please contact the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center at 715-346-2040.

Praxis Subject Assessment Study Guides

Study guides for Praxis Subject Assessments are available at the Reserve Desk of the University Library. UWSP students may check out study guides with their student ID.

Foundations of Reading Test for WI Test Preparation

​​The School of Education offers a preparation materials for the Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin. Visit the School of Education's Foundations of Reading Test for WI website​ for more information.

Professional Competency Program 

The Professional Competency Program (PCP) helps future teachers become confident mathematicians, readers and writers through one-on-one tutoring with a professional staff member. The PCP helps students:
  • Develop quality, professional skills;
  • Explore their attitudes about math, reading and/or writing;
  • Become familiar with the math, reading and/or writing processes;
  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics, reading and/or writing in the teaching of all disciplines.

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