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Ohio Assessment for Educators

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The Ohio Assessment for Educators is the required Ohio Teacher exam.

The Ohio Assessments for Educators assess the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards and Common Core State Standards. Ohio licensure candidates are required to successfully complete only ONE assessment of professional (pedagogical) knowledge for their first license. The addition of other licensure areas or endorsements will require only successful completion of the associated content-area assessment.

Beginning in September 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators will begin to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments, except for world languages, which will continue to utilize the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

Schedule a test:      At the Ohio Assessment for Educators website www.oh.nesinc.com/Home.aspx

Contact the OAE Program for information about registration, testing, and scoring:

Phone:  (413) 256-7014 or (800) 215-0994

Contact the Ohio Department of Education for information about licensure requirements.

Phone: (614) 466-3593 

Web:  www.education.ohio.gov

Last Updated: 3/23/15