VA Basic Skills Requirements

Virginia Basic Skills Requirement

Basic Skills ExamVirginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

The Virginia Department of Education has established the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) as the state required basic skills exam.  You are required to pass Virginia's basic skills examination within the first six months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT)  domain at WGU. 

Virginia's minimum passing score requirements are available here.

You should register to take your basic skills examination when you begin studying Foundations of Teaching to ensure you have time to complete the examination prior to enrollment in Effective Teaching Practices.

To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for DT, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.eduIf you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your DT application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.


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