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Ohio Assessments for Educators

About the Assessments

Ohio Assessments for Educators: Initial Licensure

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE): Initial Licensure program assesses 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's New Learning 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.

Educator candidates seeking Foreign/World Language licensure must successfully complete the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

Foundations of Reading Test for Ohio

The Foundations of Reading test for Ohio 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 Ohio Reading Competencies.