The Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) is used to ensure teacher candidates have the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to perform in the role of educator in Oklahoma public schools. The exam is aligned with Oklahoma and National educator standards. The OGET is one of three certifications needed for initial license/certification for Oklahoma teachers.
The OGET (074) exam is scheduled to be replaced by the OGET (174) exam on February 4, 2019. This article discusses the OGET (174) examination.
Registration and cost
Register for the OGET online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The registration fee is $120.00, payable by Visa, MasterCard, or debit card. Your registration fee includes a yearly fee of $30.00 (assessed once a program year) and a computer-based test fee of $25.00. Alternate payment methods may be available.
Once you have completed registration, an email is sent to you with information on how to schedule your exam. You have one year from the date of your registration to schedule your exam.
After you schedule your test, you receive a confirmation email. Your exam confirmation email contains the information you need for your test date including the address of the facility, appointment time, required documents, and prohibited items.
The OGET exam is designed to assess your knowledge and skills with core general education, critical thinking, computation, and communication. The exam is computer-delivered at testing centers located nationwide. The test consists of 100 selected-response questions and one constructed-response written assignment.
The selected-response questions compromise 80% of your score, and the constructed-response question compromises 20% of your score.
You have four hours to answer 100 selected-response questions and one writing assignment. The OGET (174) consists of four subareas:
- Reading and written communication – 38%
The selected-response questions include seven competencies: recognizing the writer’s point of view and intended meaning; analyze relationships between ideas in written products; utilization of critical reasoning skills to evaluate written material; recognize the roles of purpose and audience in written material; recognize coherence, focus, development, and organization in writing; recognize sentences effectively communicating the intended messages; and recognize the standard conventions of formal written English usage.
- Mathematics – 26%
This subarea consists of selected-response questions from five competencies: the application of critical thinking and mathematical literacy skills; apply quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills; application of fundamental principles and concepts of algebra; application of fundamental principles and concepts of geometry; and apply knowledge of statistics to analyze and interpret data.
- Information literacy and research – 16%
The selected-response questions in this subarea include three competencies: apply skills, principles, and procedures associated with information literacy; evaluate information sources to determine appropriate application; and apply knowledge of research skills.
- Applied writing skills – 20%
The applied writing skills subarea contains one constructed-response question. The prompt requires you to prepare an organized, developed composition in response to instructions regarding content, purpose, and audience.
You are allowed to move between subareas and complete the sections in any order. Because the writing prompt requires development, it is suggested that you complete the selected-response sections first to leave sufficient time for the writing assignment.
Some questions have on-screen definitions and formulas available to assist you in answering the prompts. The computer-generated formulas and on-screen calculator are the only tools you are allowed to use. You cannot use outside resources, including calculators.
Follow the directions on your confirmation email for reporting, required documents, and prohibited items. Allow sufficient time before your test appointment to find parking, store your items, and complete the pre-test paperwork.
At your testing station, you are given the opportunity to take a computer tutorial. When you are finished with the tutorial, your exam begins. If time remains when you are finished, review your responses. Only correct responses are scored.
Your official score report is provided to the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, your teacher preparation institution (if applicable), and your email account. The report indicates your passing status and your performance in each subarea. The scaled passing score for the OGET is 240.
Score release dates are found on the CEOE website and may be delayed due to the use of the new test form for 2019.
If you did not pass the exam, you can retake the exam after a 60 day waiting period. You can take the test as often as necessary.
How Can I Prepare for the OGET Test?
That’s a great question. We’ve broken down the answer into three parts.
- Do yourself a favor and study. Do not walk in unprepared. We have recommended prep materials below, but that only helps if you actually try. Plus, studying is actually proven to be the best antidote to test anxiety.
- Take care of yourself. Make sure you’re eating well, exercising, and sleeping. All of these things are scientifically linked to brain performance. If you take care of your body, you’ll be helping your grades.
- Get a study guide or set of flashcards. Some people study better a certain way. Find your study strengths and make the most of them. We’ve tried to make it easy for you by tracking down the best study guide and flashcard set for your exam. Below you’ll see links to both!