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Norton City Schools

OGT Information

OHIO GRADUATION TEST (OGT)

Current law requires students who first enrolled in grade 9 before July 1, 2014, to take the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). At this time, these students primarily are those who are in the classes of 2016 and 2017, or 11th and 12th graders in the 2015-2016 school year. Due to legislative changes, these are the last students who must pass all five parts (reading, math, writing, science, and social studies) of the Ohio Graduation Tests to receive high school diplomas. (Please see the information below for a more detailed explanation).

March 14 - March 18, 2016 (Grade 10, 11th and 12th Retakes)
Results from the March testing will be received near the end of May.  Students will be informed of their scores during the school day and scored reports will be mailed home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Williams at 330-825-6104.

OGT Resources:
http://www.success-ode-state-oh-us/
 
 
New Testing Options for Students Required to Take the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT):
House Bill 64 and the Ohio Revised Code require the State Board of Education to adopt new rules permitting a student who began ninth grade before July 1, 2014, choices for graduation that incorporate new graduation options. The State Board voted to adopt the new rules at its December 2015 board meeting. The new rules became effective on Jan. 1, 2016.

New Testing Options for Students Required to Take the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

New graduation requirements: Students who began ninth grade on or after July 1, 2014, must meet their course requirements and one of the following options for the testing requirement:

  1. A total of 18 Graduation Points across all end-of-course tests;
  2. A remediation-free score on the ACT or SAT; or
  3. A composite score of 13 on the WorkKeys and an approved industry-recognized credential.

Students who began ninth grade before July 1, 2014, must meet their course requirements and their current testing requirements, the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT), to graduate. However, new options will allow students additional ways to meet graduation requirements. This means that students who must pass the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) may:

  1. Current: Use old graduation requirements (OGT);
  2. New: Use new graduation requirements (see the three options above); or
  3. New: Use new testing options to fulfill old graduation requirements (see table below for the new options for these students).

SUBJECT AREA

PREVIOUS OPTIONS

ASSESSMENT OPTIONS – MINIMUM SCORES

MathProficient on Math OGTProficient on Math OGT
3 points on Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I or Integrated Math II Test
Score of 22 on the ACT Math or 520 on the SAT Math*
ReadingProficient on Reading OGTProficient on Reading OGT
3 points on English Language Arts I or English Language Arts II tests
Score of 21 on the ACT Reading or 450 on the SAT Critical Reading*
WritingProficient on Writing OGTProficient on Writing OGT
3 points on English Language Arts I or English Language Arts II tests
Score of 18 on the ACT English or 430 on the SAT Writing*
ScienceProficient on Science OGTProficient on Science OGT
3 points on Biology test
Passing grade in College Credit Plus course in Biology
Score of 2 on Advanced Placement (AP) Biology test
Score of 2 on International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology test
Social StudiesProficient on Social Studies OGTProficient on Social Studies OGT
3 points on American History or American Government tests
Score of 2 on Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History or Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics tests
Score of 2 on International Baccalaureate (IB) History test
Passing grade in College Credit Plus course in U.S. History or U.S. Government


*These test scores are the remediation-free scores set by Ohio’s university presidents. These scores are subject to change.

Please submit questions to gradrequirements@education.ohio.gov.