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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis extensive course is designed to help you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators English Language Arts exam. Refer to the self-paced video lessons and accompanying assessments in this study guide to review all the information you'll need to know for this teacher certification exam.
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About This Course
If you're planning on taking the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) English Language Arts (ELA) exam, work through this comprehensive study guide course. Each chapter covers a unique topic that falls under one of the OAE ELA's testing domains. The lessons are taught by experienced English instructors who use an engaging and simplified teaching style, and you can work through the course at your own pace. Be sure to take the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final assessment to reinforce the information you study. You can also access the course on any computer or mobile device.
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Syllabus & Course Information
We've aligned this course closely with the content that appears on the OAE English Language Arts assessment. As you work through the course's lessons, you'll strengthen the reading, writing and literary analysis skills that you'll need to demonstrate on the exam. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Strengthen vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension
- Read and comprehend informational, persuasive, technical and functional texts
- Analyze and interpret various forms of literary nonfiction, fiction, dram and poetry
- Write narratives, informative and explanatory texts, analyses and arguments
- Apply effective listening and speaking and for participating in group discussions
- Describe the characteristics of American literature and world literature
- Recognize conventions of Standard American English and the elements of effective composition
- Identify the elements of effective and appropriate research and writing
The course is divided into 37 chapters, and it contains a total of 332 lessons that cover the concepts you'll need to know on the exam. You can use any computer or mobile device to access these lessons and practice quizzes, and if you have any questions about the material, simply use the Ask the Expert feature.
OAE English Language Arts (020) Exam Information
The Ohio Assessments for Educators ELA assessment is used to evaluate the pedagogical knowledge and instructional skills that prospective English teachers must have.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $105
OAE English Language Arts (020) Exam Breakdown
|OAE English Language Arts Exam Concept||Percent of the OAE English Language Arts Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Lessons|
|Vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading various text forms||23%||35||97|
|Analyzing and interpreting literature||23%||35||69|
|English language conventions, composition, writing process and research||19%||28||101|
|Modes of writing||23%||35||35|
|Oral and visual communication||12%||18||30|
Preparing & Registering for the Ohio Assessments for Educators ELA Exam
These chapters contain brief, engaging video lessons that were designed by our highly qualified instructors to help you review the information that could be found on this ELA exam. These lessons address reading comprehension and analysis as well as rhetoric and writing practices. The focus is on not only confirming your own knowledge of the material, but also your ability to teach students effectively and efficiently. After completing each lesson, you may follow up with one of our short quiz assessments, which are designed to give you an idea of what the formatting of the questions will look like on the actual test.
The Ohio Assessments for Educators English Language Arts exam is administered by appointment all year, booked on a first-come first-served appointment basis. You may choose your appointment reservation online via a real-time seating chart. Approved CBT testing sites are located locally throughout the state of Ohio as well as nationwide.
Scoring the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts
You will need a score of at least 220 points in order to pass the exam. Within 4 to 6 weeks after taking the assessment, your scores will be emailed to you and will be accessible online via your account the same day. You'll have three hours to complete the entire exam, which is divided among the following five domains:
Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms
Number of questions: about 34
Exam topics covered: Vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension; reading informational, persuasive, technical and functional texts.
What you'll study: Our comprehensive study guide is engineered to help you review the meaning of words, vocabulary strategies and figures of speech. You'll also go over the process for reading different types of texts, including examining the parts of a text and different points of view.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Number of questions: about 34
Exam topics covered: Strategies for analyzing and interpreting literary nonfiction, fiction, drama and various types of poetry; characters and aspects of famous American literary works and events.
What you'll study: Use these lessons to review strategies for reviewing different types of fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry and prose.
English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research
Number of questions: about 28
Exam topics covered: Standard English grammar convection, the writing and research process.
What you'll study: These lessons cover various elements of grammar and mechanics, including parts of speech, phrases and clauses, sentence types, modifiers, punctuation, comma rules, and spelling guidelines. Lessons also cover the steps of the writing process and the elements of research writing.
Modes of Writing
Number of questions: about 34
Exam topics covered: Strategies for narrative, informative, explanatory, analytical and argumentative writing.
What you'll study: Our study materials can prepare you for questions on the strategies for narrative, expository, persuasive and analytical writing.
Oral and Visual Communication
Number of questions: about 18
Exam topics covered: Effective listening and speaking techniques; group discussions; viewing, presenting and analyzing various media.
What you'll study: Review effective listening and public speaking strategies in these lessons, and refresh your understanding of viewing and presenting visual medias.
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