Ohio University

Standardized Tests

Based on OHIO’s spring semester strategy, OHIO Testing Services plans to resume operations on January 19, 2021 in Bromley Hall. 


Temporary safety precautions: Athens campus Testing Services follows the Presidential Health Directives and OHIO’s interim policy 44.102 for community health requirements. In addition to the health directives outlined in the above two resources, the Testing Center will also implement the below measures to decrease density and comply with the above policy and health directives:

  • No walk-in testing is allowed; all student examinations will need to be scheduled at least 24-hours prior to the exam. Testing capacity is limited, so please schedule your exam as soon as you are able to secure your exam time. 
  • Social distancing markers have been placed on the floor of the Testing Center. We expect students and staff to follow social distancing guidelines and use the social distancing markers to ensure proper distancing between themselves and other students and staff.
  • On-premise waiting is allowed for a limited number of test takers on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Test-taker processing may take longer than usual. All test takers are expected to come prepared for their exam (e.g. make sure you have a photo ID with you, or if an exam has a fee, it is expected that students have paid the fee prior to arriving to the Testing Center).  

OHIO Testing Services offers computer-based standardized testing. 

Eligibility 

  • OHIO faculty and staff can request on-campus proctoring for computer-based standardized testing.
  • OHIO students may schedule an on-campus computer-based standardized testing.
  • The general public can schedule standardized testing.

Features

OHIO Testing Services offers proctoring services for computer based standardized tests for the following:

  • Praxis I/ Core: If required by the Education Department, the Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and are used to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. Visit the Praxis website for more information or to register.
  • Ohio Assessments for Educators: The Ohio Assessments for Educators replaces the Praxis II examinations, except for the World Languages exams (see above). Assessments will be available year round at the OHIO Testing Services using Pearson VUE. Visit the Ohio Assessments for Educators website for more information or to register.
  • TOEFL: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is an Internet Based Test (IBT) that measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. Visit the TOEFL website for more information or to register.
  • GRE: The GRE General and Subject Tests are designed to help graduate school admission committees and fellowship sponsors assess the qualifications of applicants. The tests also provide students with an assessment of their own qualifications.  Visit the GRE website for more information or to register.
  • Praxis II Subject Assessments: This exam is no longer required in the state of Ohio: it has been replaced with the Ohio Assessment for Educator testing. We continue to offer the Praxis II for students from neighboring states that require this exam. Praxis II® Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing process. Praxis II tests are available in paper-delivered and computer-delivered formats. (Not all tests are offered in both formats.) Visit the Praxis website for more information or to register.

Ohio University offers the following written tests, outside of the OHIO Testing Services. 

How to Request

  • Unless otherwise stated above, computer-based standardized tests are administered in the OHIO Testing Services at Bromley Hall, 42 W. Union Street
  • If you wish to schedule your standardized test, please register for your exam at the specific website provided above. 

If you have any questions, please contact the OHIO Testing Services at 740-593-1040 or testingservices@ohio.edu