The state should ensure that new elementary teachers know the science of reading instruction.
Connecticut requires that teacher preparation programs for
elementary teacher candidates address the science of reading. The state also
requires that candidates pass a rigorous test of reading instruction prior to
All applicants for endorsement in elementary education must pass the Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test. The test's objectives include the five components of scientific reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Connecticut recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.