Educators who want to teach in Oklahoma must take, and pass, a certification exam that attests to their teaching skills. The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation administers the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators in different subjects. One of those exams, the Oklahoma General Education Test (174), assess skills in several areas. The difficult test requires preparation. This guide provides a test overview and suggestions for study materials.
How much is the Oklahoma General Education Test (174) exam fee?
The exam fee is $65.
Are there any other fees associated with the exam?
Yes. Candidates must pay a one-time $30 registration processing fee and a $25 CBT (computer-based testing) fee. That means a candidate registering for the first time could pay as much as $120 in fees.
How many questions are on the test?
There are 100 questions and one writing assignment on the test, which is taken via computer.
How long is the test time for the Oklahoma General Education Test (174) test?
Candidates have four hours to complete the exam.
What’s the exam’s passing score?
Candidates must score a minimum of 240 to pass the exam.
When will I receive my test scores?
Candidates will receive their scores roughly three to six weeks after they complete the exam.
Where can I take the exam?
A private test company delivers the certification examinations for educators in Oklahoma. The testing service has offices throughout the state and country.
When can I take the test?
Candidates can take the test, by appointment, year-round, Monday through Saturday. The test won’t be available on certain holidays.
What’s on the Oklahoma General Education Test (174) exam?
The test has six content areas, or competency, areas.
- Critical Thinking Skills: Reading and Communications tests a candidate’s ability to identify the point of view and meaning of the writer; identify a paragraph or passage’s main idea; determine a writer’s opinion or point of view from words and phrasing; and more.
- Communication Skills tests whether a candidate can recognize proper paragraph organization, sentence reorganization and transitional words and phrases; understands word choices that are imprecise and inappropriate; and understands how to use verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives and the like.
- Critical Thinking Skills: Mathematics tests candidates’ knowledge of areas that include data interpretation and analysis; mathematical reasoning as it relates to pattern analysis and problem-solving; and the ability to use inductive and deductive reasoning to solve problems.
- Computation Skills tests, among other items, the ability to solve word problems using integers, ratios, proportions, decimals and more; algebraic equations and the ability to graph and solve them; and problem-solving using geometric figures.
- Liberal Studies: Science, Art and Literature, Social Sciences tests scientific inquiry, including principals, concepts and theories in science; the ability to analyze, evaluate and assess historical and current developments in science and technology; understand literature and visual and performing arts from different periods and cultures; and understand history and the various factors (political, economic, etc.) that helped shape it.
- Critical Thinking Skills: Writing assesses whether a candidate can use effective sentence structure and uses standard English conventions in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
What form of identification will I need on test day?
The test center requires candidates to bring one form of government-issued identification that contains your photo and signature. A driver’s license, passport or state ID are all examples of acceptable documentation.
When should I arrive at the testing center?
Candidates should make sure they arrive by their test time. Anyone who arrives 15 minutes late or more may not be able to take the test.
Am I allowed to bring personal items to the test site?
No. All personal items, including jewelry, purses, cell phones, electronic devices, and hats must be stored in a locker outside the test room.
Can I retake the Oklahoma General Education Test (174) test if I fail it?
Yes. Candidates may retake the exam as often as they need, provided they wait 60 days before taking it again and pay new fees.
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