Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE)

The Ohio Department of Education contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson for the administration of the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) program. This includes the OAE for candidates seeking initial licensure or who are adding a new licensure area (OAE: Initial Licensure) and the OAE for currently licensed teachers retesting in content areas they instruct (OAE: Current Teachers).

The OAE: Initial Licensure program assesses the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area.

The OAE: Current Teachers program is designed for currently licensed, practicing teachers who are required to test under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3319.58. Tests included in the program assess content-area knowledge.

Tests Available

Please visit the OAE website at www.oh.nesinc.com to view a complete listing of the assessments that are available.

Scheduling Information

To take an assessment, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the OAE program website: www.oh.nesinc.com.

Once you have registered to take an assessment, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To schedule a test appointment, log in to your OAE account via the site noted above and select "schedule" on the current registrations page for the assessment you wish to schedule.

After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation email listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at the OAE program website and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page: www.oh.nesinc.com.

Last updated 2015-08-17