The Foundations of Reading test for New Hampshire assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subject of reading and writing development. The test reflects scientifically based reading research and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Who Needs to Take the Test?

Beginning in winter 2014, teacher candidates in New Hampshire will be able to take the Foundations of Reading test to become HQT in Reading and for certification through Alternative Routes 4 and 5. Beginning on July 1, 2014, those applying for an initial teaching license in the following areas will be required to pass the Foundations of Reading test for New Hampshire:

  • Early Childhood (N–3)
  • Elementary Education (K–6)
  • Elementary Education (K–8)
  • Reading and Writing Teacher
  • Reading and Writing Specialist

Test Information

Online proctoring is available for this test. You may test remotely, including from home.
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Computer-based test (CBT) and online proctored test; 100 multiple-choice questions, 2 written assignments
Computer-Based Testing
4 hours and 15 minutes total appointment time
  • 15 minutes for CBT tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 4 hours testing time
Online Proctoring
4 hours and 30 minutes total appointment time
  • 15 minutes for tutorial and nondisclosure agreement
  • 2 hours 30 minutes for the multiple-choice questions
  • 15 minutes for optional break
  • 1 hour 30 minutes for the open-response assignments
Computer-Based Testing
You may take restroom breaks during testing. Time taken for breaks is considered part of the available testing time.
Computer-Based Testing
By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check seat availability Link opens in a new window..
Online Proctoring
By appointment with an online proctor during one-week testing windows each month
Test Sites
Computer-Based Testing
CBT sites are located nationwide. Locate a test center link opens in a new window.
Online Proctoring
You may test remotely, including from home. Review system and testing environment requirements PDF Document.
Passing Score
Test Fees
Score Reporting
Computer-Based Testing
View score report dates.
Candidates will receive a receipt of completion at the conclusion of their test center appointment.
Online Proctoring
Review score report release dates.
Candidates taking an online-proctored test will not receive a receipt of completion when their test ends.
This test includes written assignments that may require use of an on-screen character selector for inserting special characters into written responses.
Testing Policies
When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.

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