OAE Educational Leadership (015) Practice Test

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The Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Educational Leadership exam is designed for all candidates seeking to work in an administrative role in public schools in the state of Ohio.

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OAE Educational Leadership Exam Outline

The Educational Leadership exam contains 70 multiple-choice questions and four written assignments, and you will be given a time limit of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

The exam is split into four domains:

I. Visionary and Inclusive Leadership (20%)

The questions in this domain assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared vision of learning
  • Collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Mobilizing school and community resources to achieve the vision and promote the success of all student groups
  • Interplay of the political, economic, ethical, legal, cultural, and social contexts of education in promoting the success of all student groups

II. Student Learning (30%)

The questions in this domain assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Advocating, sustaining, and nurturing a positive culture of learning that emphasizes high expectations
  • Advocating, sustaining, and nurturing an instructional program that promotes success for all student groups
  • Effective teaching and learning
  • Promoting the success of all student groups via instructional leadership

III. Systems for Capacity Building (30%)

The questions in this domain assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Using professional development for faculty, staff, and self to promote lifelong learning
  • Organizational management
  • Creating productive and positive learning systems

IV. Resource Management and Educational Law (20%)

The questions in this domain assess your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Human resource management
  • Operational management
  • Fiscal and material resource management
  • The legal dimensions of educational leadership

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OAE Educational Leadership Exam Registration

When you are ready to register for the exam, you will need to create an account with the Pearson Vue testing center. At this point, you will select which testing method you want to use: in-person or remote.

Regardless of the testing method, the cost of the exam is $109.

Test Day

In-person Testing

On test day, you should arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center 15-30 minutes earlier than the scheduled exam time. This will give you enough time to finish the check-in process. After you arrive, you will be asked to sign in and present your photo ID to the proctor. You will be photographed and asked to sign a roster and other rule forms.

Personal items (cell phone, wallet, keys, accessories, etc.) are not allowed in the testing room, so they should be left at home or placed in a secure locker outside the testing area.

Just before the exam starts, you will be given a brief tutorial on the testing system and will be asked to sign an NDA.

Remote Testing

Before the day of the exam, you should ensure your equipment meets the minimum requirements. You must have a desktop or laptop with a webcam and microphone, and you should take your exam in a private workspace. The exam cannot be taken on mobile devices, smartphones, or tablets. The technical requirements can be detailed on Pearson’s website.

On the day of your exam, you will be asked to show the remote proctor your testing space and submit a valid form of photo ID. The proctor will walk you through the examination process after the check-in process is complete.

How the Exam is Scored

Your OAE Educational Leadership score is determined by the State Board of Education of Ohio using a scale-based scoring system. This system involves taking your raw score, which is the number of correct answers you provided, and converting it to a numerical score on a scale of 100 to 300. The minimum passing score is 220.

You will receive your score report before leaving the testing center for in-person testers, while remote test-takers will receive their report within 2 weeks after testing.

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How many questions are on the OAE Educational Leadership exam?


There are 74 questions on the exam.


How long is the OAE Educational Leadership exam?


The time limit for the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes.


What is the passing score for the OAE Educational Leadership exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a scaled score of at least 220.


How much does the OAE Educational Leadership exam cost?


The examination fee is $109.

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: May 28, 2024