OAE Educational Leadership
Candidates seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area will need to take and pass the appropriate exams required by the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE): Initial Licensure program. Educators in the state of Ohio desiring to work in administrative roles within the school system will need to sit for and pass the OAE Educational Leadership (015) examination.
How do I register to take the exam?
To register for the exam, an account must first be created on the Ohio Assessments for Educators website. Once the account is created, you can submit your registration, schedule a test date, and view scores once they are available.
What is the cost of the exam?
The fee for this exam is $105 which must be paid with a credit card or debit card that doesn’t require a personal identification number (PIN). Only cards with a MasterCard or Visa logo are accepted.
When and where do I take the exam?
Testing appointments are available year-round at Pearson Vue test centers throughout Ohio and nationwide. Appointments can be scheduled once registration is accepted. If a test appointment is not scheduled and the test taken within one year, the registration expires, and no refund is issued.
What do I need to bring with me the day of the exam?
A current, government-issued identification is required to sign-in for the exam. The identification must be in English, include your photograph and signature, and the name must match the name you used to register.
Am I allowed to bring any reference materials to use on the exam?
No reference materials, calculators, or any other items can be used during the exam. No personal items can be brought into the testing room including items such as cell phones, purses, wallets, and watches. All personal items must be stored in a secure locker at the testing center.
What is the format of the exam?
The OAE Educational Leadership exam is a computer-based test consisting of 70 multiple-choice questions, 3 constructed-response questions, and 1 case study written assignment. A 15-minute computer-based test tutorial is provided before the exam begins and is not included in the total testing time allowed.
How much time will I have to complete the exam?
Candidates will have a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam.
What is the content of the exam?
Content of the OAE Educational Leadership exam falls into four content domains: Visionary and Inclusive Leadership (20%); Student Learning (30%); Systems for Capacity Building (30%); Resource Management and Educational Law (20%).
How is the exam scored?
The 70 multiple-choice questions comprise 60% of the exam score. The 3 constructed-response assignments comprise 25% of the score (work product assignment is 5%; student diversity assignment is 10%; management problem solving assignment is 10%). The case study assignment comprises 15% of the total exam score. A minimum score of 220 is required to pass the OAR exam.
When will I receive my test results?
At the time of registration, you will be given a score report date for your specific test date. At this time, you can also request your score report to be emailed to you. Scores are also available by logging in to your account beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET on your score report date.
What if a passing score is not achieved?
The OAR exam may be retaken if a passing score is not achieved; however, a 60 day waiting period is required before retaking the exam. The registration process is required again to retake the exam.
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