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OAE Foundations of Reading
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Taking the Foundations of Reading exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.
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What’s on the Foundations of Reading exam?
Taking the Foundations of Reading exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground. This breadth can make it hard to know how to prepare. Luckily, if you understand how the test is organized and what it is testing, you will have no problem prepping for this test. In order to cover everything, the exam is broken into four subareas–which are then broken into 10 objectives.
Foundations of Reading
What to Expect
The Foundations of Reading exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response item assignments. The test is administered via computer.
You should expect to see three main types of questions: single-answer, stimulus-based, and cluster. You should expect most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on checkboxes, click on parts of a graphic or sentence, use a drag and drop feature, or select your answer from a drop-down menu.
|Subarea||Approx % of Score|
|Foundations of Reading Development||35%|
|Development of Reading Comprehension||27%|
|Reading Assessment and Instruction||18%|
|Integration of Knowledge and Understanding||20%|
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