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OAE – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2019]

Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More

What are the OAE exams?

OAE stands for Ohio Assessments for Educators. The exams assess content-area or pedagogical knowledge of future or current educators.

The OAE exams are created and administered by Pearson.

Who takes an OAE exam?

Prospective educators, or current educators adding a new licensure area, in Ohio must take and pass the required OAE exams.

To see which OAE exams you need to take, click here.

When and where do I take an OAE exam?

OAE exams are offered year-round at various times and locations (in Ohio and nationwide).

For more information about test center locations, click here.

What are the OAE test fees?

OAE test fees vary by exam.

For exam-specific test fees, click here.

How are OAE exams structured?

OAE exams are computer-based tests (CBT). All of the exams are multiple-choice, but a few also include constructed-response, case study, or work product questions.

What do I need to bring to the test center?

You must bring one current, government-issued ID document (with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered.

How long are the OAE exams?

Session length varies by exam.

For exam-specific session lengths, click here.

Can I use a calculator on an OAE exam?

Some OAE exams provide an on-screen calculator.

What are the testing policies for the OAE exams?

The testing policies vary by exam. Take a look at your specific exam here.

How are the OAE exams scored?

Each test or subtest is scored on a scale from 100 to 300, with a passing score of 220.

To see exam-specific score release dates, click here.

How do I pass an OAE exam?

To pass an OAE exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Can I retake an OAE exam?

Yes, you can retake an OAE exam, but you have to wait a certain number of days in between testing sessions.

To learn more about the retake policy, click here.

How do I register for an OAE exam?

You can register online for an OAE exam right here.

OAE Practice Test and Study Material

You have access to very basic preparation materials through Pearson; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.

For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions, and take full-length practice exams.

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