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This informative course is designed to help you prepare for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - Assessment of Professional Knowledge. You can watch the video lessons to familiarize yourself with early childhood development and test your readiness to secure educator licensure in Ohio using our short quizzes. If you need assistance as you complete the course, reach out to one of our experts through the Dashboard with your questions.
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This comprehensive study guide offers information necessary to tackle exam topics, such as cognitive development theories, cognitive learning processes and classroom management. After you finish this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain what impacts language and social development in children
- Understand aspects of educating children with special needs
- Define educational diversity
- Describe how to apply assessment and instructional strategies
- Outline the importance of curriculum planning and instructional best practices
- Utilize strategies for professional effectiveness as an educator
You'll find 134 bite-sized lessons grouped into 14 chapters in this test prep course, all accessible from any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day. When you're ready to test yourself before exam day, take the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to check your knowledge.
Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) APK (001) Exam Information
The Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - APK (001) is one of the Ohio Assessments for Educators, and it is designed to help individuals secure Ohio teacher licensure.
- Number of Questions: 102 questions
- Question Type: 100 multiple-choice, one case study written assignment, and one work product written assignment
- Time Limit: Three hours
- Exam Cost: $105
Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) APK Exam Breakdown
|Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) APK Exam Concept||Percent of the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) APK Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Student Development & Learning||24%||24 questions||39|
|Assessment, Instruction & the Learning Environment||50%||51 questions||77|
|The Professional Environment||26%||27 questions||18|
Preparing & Registering for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - APK
This study guide is designed to help you examine information covered in the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - APK. Watch short and fun video lessons to refresh your knowledge of topics learned in your college courses, or use them to discover fresh concepts. The lessons can help you understand effective classroom strategies, determine how to educate students with special needs and explore concepts in classroom diversity. You can also examine cooperative learning, scaffolding instruction, self-regulated learning and the importance of motivation in an educational environment. The lessons offer self-assessment quizzes designed to test your knowledge of the materials. They also provide insight into the formatting of the questions on the actual assessment.
This assessment requires registration, which you can accomplish online by creating an account with the Ohio Assessments for Educators. Following registration, you can find an assessment center near you, choose the date you'd like to take your assessment and set your appointment for the test. It's required that you report to the testing center 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment and show a current government-issued ID. You can reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 24 hours before your scheduled test time and will face no rescheduling fee. During the registration process, you specify up to three program providers that will receive your assessment results, in addition to the Ohio Department of Education and your education preparation institution.
Scoring for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - APK
The scores for OAE assessments are typically released two weeks to slightly over one month after taking the assessment. Score reporting dates and times are determined by the dates you take your test and whether you choose to receive your score by e-mail or through your account. A score of at least 220 points is required to pass the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Early Childhood (PK-3) - APK.
Student Development and Learning
Approximate percentage of exam score: 24%
Domain topics covered: Processes of human development, variations in student development, learning processes, factors that impact student learning and performance, student diversity, creating learning environments that respond to student differences
What you'll study: The student development and learning chapters in this course take a closer look at cognitive development, language and social development, cognitive learning processes, teaching special needs children and student diversity in education.
Assessment, Instruction, and the Learning Environment + Case Study
Approximate percentage of exam score: 40% and 10%
Domain topics covered: Assessment instructions and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, principles and procedures of curricular and instructional planning, instructional approaches, practices of motivation and communication, classroom structuring and management
What you'll study: The assessment, instruction and learning environment chapters in this course will examine assessment and instructional strategies, curriculum planning, instructional best practices, classroom motivation, and communication and classroom management.
The Professional Environment + Work Product
Approximate percentage of exam score: 16% and 10%
Domain topics covered: Roles and expectations for professional educators, legal and ethical guidelines, strategies for continuous professional growth, how to establish partnerships and collaborate with families, colleagues and community members
What you'll study: The comprehensive chapters for the Professional Environment domain analyze family and community involvement and professional effectiveness for educators.
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