Ohio University

Standardized Tests

The OHIO Testing Center offers computer-based and written standardized tests

Computer-Based Tests

Computer-based standardized tests are administered in Bromley Hall, 42 W. Union Street. Enter through the doors on West Union Street.

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. We offer both a computer-based version and a written version of the GRE

Praxis

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.

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.) 

World Language Assessments

If World Language testing is needed, contact the Patton College of Education at 740-593-4400.

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 by appointment in our testing center using Pearson VUE.

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.

Written Tests

ACT

Standardized test often used for college admissions. The ACT written test is administered in Morton Hall

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. The GRE written tests are administered in McCracken Hall.

SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college. The SAT written test is administered in McCracken Hall.