2/23/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Schar College of Education at Ashland University is now a test site for the Ohio Assessments for Educators Tests. “The test center, which is open to the public, is located in 113 and 114 Schar College of Education, and it allows students to sit for these specific tests,” said Mitch Slater, AU’s Test Center administrator.
Beginning in September 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators tests began to replace the Praxis II tests as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments. According to Slater, the Ohio Assessments for Educators tests assess the content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator licensure or adding a new licensure area.
The assessments are aligned with Ohio’s new learning standards.
“New Ohio teacher licensure candidates are required to successfully complete an Assessment of Professional Knowledge test in their licensure area along with the corresponding content-area tests for their licensure area,” he said. “The addition of other licensure areas or endorsements requires successful completion of the associated content-area assessment.”
The Ashland test center is open four days a week during normal business hours. Test registration is done through the test website at: www.oh.nesinc.com. Those interested in learning more information about these tests can go to this website for test preparation materials and available test sites and dates.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###