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OAE Alignment Studies

OAE alignment studies provide information about the alignment between the knowledge and skills defined by the OAE framework for a given assessment field and the national and/or Ohio educational standards relevant to that field. An alignment of an OAE assessment competency is indicated if the content of a standard is addressed, in whole or in part, by the OAE assessment competency. An indication of alignment in the study does not necessarily imply complete congruence of the content of an OAE assessment competency with any associated standard. The alignment studies will be revised as needed if changes are made to the OAE competencies.

Most Ohio licenses require that candidates successfully complete an assessment of pedagogical (professional) knowledge for their first license. The following table provides the alignment studies for each of the pedagogical knowledge assessments.

Grade Level
(Broad Category)
Alignment Study
Early Childhood (PK–3) Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Early Childhood (PK–3) PDF
Middle Childhood (4–9) Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (4–9) PDF
Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12) Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12) PDF
Multi-Age (PK–12) Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK–12) PDF

The following table provides the alignment studies for each of the content knowledge assessments.

Licensure Area & Grade Level
(Broad Category)
License Type Alignment Study
Early Childhood (PK–3) Early Childhood (PK–3) Early Childhood (PK–3) PDF
Foundations of Reading PDF
Middle Childhood (4–9) Language Arts and Reading (4–9) Language Arts and Reading (4–9) PDF
Mathematics (4–9) Mathematics (4–9) PDF
Science (4–9) Science (4–9) PDF
Social Studies (4–9) Social Studies (4–9) PDF
All Middle Childhood licenses (4–9) Foundations of Reading PDF
Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12) Integrated Language Arts Integrated Language Arts (7–12) PDF
Integrated Mathematics Integrated Mathematics (7–12) PDF
Integrated Science Integrated Science (7–12) PDF
Integrated Social Studies Integrated Social Studies (7–12) PDF
Physical Science (Chemistry & Physics) Physical Sciences: Chemistry (7–12) PDF
Physical Sciences: Physics (7–12) PDF
Physical Sciences: Chemistry Physical Sciences: Chemistry (7–12) PDF
Physical Sciences: Physics Physical Sciences: Physics (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences Life Sciences (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences/Earth Sciences Life Sciences (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences/Physics Physical Sciences: Physics (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences/Chemistry Physical Sciences: Chemistry (7–12) PDF
Life Sciences (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences Earth Sciences (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences/Physics Physical Sciences: Physics (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences/Chemistry Physical Sciences: Chemistry (7–12) PDF
Earth Sciences (7–12) PDF
Multi-Age (PK–12) Computer Science Computer Science (K–12) PDF
Dance Dance (PK–12) PDF
Drama/Theater Drama/Theater (PK–12) PDF
American Sign Language American Sign Language (PK–12) PDF
Health Health (PK–12) PDF
Library/Media Library/Media (PK–12) PDF
Music Music (PK–12) PDF
Physical Education Physical Education (PK–12) PDF
ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (PK–12) PDF
Visual Arts Visual Arts (PK–12) PDF
Intervention Specialist Early Childhood
Intervention Specialist
Early Childhood
Intervention Specialist
PDF
Gifted (K–12) Gifted (K–12) PDF
Hearing Impaired (PK–12) Hearing Impaired (PK–12) PDF
Mild/Moderate Needs (K–12) Mild/Moderate Needs (K–12) PDF
Moderate/Intensive Needs (K–12) Moderate/Intensive Needs (K–12) PDF
Visually Impaired (PK–12) Visually Impaired (PK–12) PDF
All Intervention Specialist licenses
(PK–3, PK–12)
Foundations of Reading PDF
Endorsement Computer Science (P–12) Computer Science (K–12) PDF
Computer/Technology Computer/Technology PDF
Early Childhood Generalist (4–5) Early Childhood Generalist (4–5) PDF
Gifted Intervention Specialist (K–12) Gifted Intervention Specialist (K–12) PDF
Middle Childhood Generalist: Language Arts and Reading (4–6) Language Arts and Reading (4–6) PDF
Middle Childhood Generalist: Mathematics (4–6) Mathematics (4–6) PDF
Middle Childhood Generalist: Science (4–6) Science (4–6) PDF
Middle Childhood Generalist: Social Studies (4–6) Social Studies (4–6) PDF
Prekindergarten (ages 3–5) Prekindergarten PDF
Prekindergarten Special Needs Prekindergarten Special Needs PDF
Reading (K–12) Reading (K–12) PDF
ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) (PK–12) ESOL (PK–12) PDF
Career—Technical Baccalaureate Agriscience Agriscience PDF
Family & Consumer Sciences Family & Consumer Sciences PDF
Marketing Marketing PDF
Integrated Business Integrated Business PDF
Technology Education Technology Education PDF
Administrator Principal (PK–6) Principal (PK–6) PDF
Principal (4–9) Principal (4–9) PDF
Principal (5–12) Principal (5–12) PDF
Superintendent Superintendent PDF
Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development PDF
Educational Research Educational Research PDF
Educational Staff Personnel Administration Educational Staff Personnel
Administration
PDF
Pupil Services Administration Pupil Services Administration PDF
School–Community Relations School–Community Relations PDF
Vocational Education Administration Vocational Education Administration PDF
Professional Pupil Services School Counselor School Counselor (2009) PDF
School Counselor (2016) PDF
School Psychologist School Psychologist PDF
Associate Prekindergarten Associate (ages 3–5) Prekindergarten Associate PDF