WA Basic Skills Requirements

Washington Basic Skills Requirement

Basic Skills Exam: Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (West-B)

Washington requires its own basic skills examination for initial licensure called the Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic, or West-B. You are required to pass all three sections (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) of the West-B within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain at WGU. This test fulfills WGU's basic skills requirement.

To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for field experiences, you must email a scanned copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at scores@wgu.edu, or fax a copy to 1-801-606-7021.


Alternate Basic Skills Options:

 

You may be permitted to use your SAT or ACT exam to satisfy the Washington basic skills exam requirement. Click here for more information and to see the passing scores accepted in Washington for using your SAT or ACT exam. WGU teacher candidates that will license in Washington may substitute a passing score on one or more sections of the SAT or ACT for the equivalent passing scores on the WEST-B.

 

To ensure WGU receives your SAT or ACT scores, you must email a scanned copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at scores@wgu.edu, or fax a copy to 1-801-606-7021.

 

  • Click here for information on ordering your SAT score report
  • Click here for information on ordering your ACT score report


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Article Number: 20287, 1444