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Updates to OAE Middle Grades Social Studies Assessment

By the request of the Ohio Department of Education, the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies assessment and corresponding preparation materials have been updated for January 2018.

Assessment Information
The updated version of the assessment, which includes a new content domain, is anticipated to be administered beginning Jan 15, 2018, pending approval by the State Board of Education of Ohio.

Free Preparation Materials
The updated assessment framework and free study guide for the updated Middle Grades Social Studies assessment are now available on this website. Select the Middle Grades Social Studies assessment from the Prepare page to view the materials for the assessment you are scheduled to take.

Practice Assessments
The updated Middle Grades Social Studies practice assessment will be available for purchase on Dec 18, 2017. If you purchase a Middle Grades Social Studies practice assessment prior to Dec 18, 2017, you have the practice assessment for the current version of the assessment.

Expanded Study Guides
The Middle Grades Social Studies expanded study guide that is currently available for purchase can be used to prepare for both versions of the assessment. Please note that this online resource does not include content associated with the new content domain on the updated assessment.