What Assessments Do I Need to Take?
Ohio Assessments for Educators: Initial Licensure
The following table maps each Ohio licensure type to its corresponding assessment in the OAE: Initial Licensure program.
For more information regarding Ohio licensure requirements, visit the Educator Licenses page on the Ohio Department of Education website.
Foundations of Reading Test for Ohio
In accordance with Ohio's new educator licensure requirements, beginning July 1, 2017, new educator licenses issued in several licensing areas shall require the applicant to attain a passing score on an examination of the principles of scientifically research-based reading instruction that is aligned with the reading competencies adopted by the State Board of Education of Ohio. Educator candidates in Ohio will successfully complete the Foundations of Reading test to satisfy this new requirement.
The State Board of Education of Ohio has approved the Foundations of Reading test as a requirement for the following licensing areas, effective July 1, 2017: