Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
School Year 2018 – 2019
New Format Online OGT
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) will be administered through an online platform or through the test administrator (TA) Data Entry Interface (DEI) system for the small number of individuals who have a paper test accommodation.
Each participating school shall administer the OGT to individuals who were enrolled in grade 9 for the first time before July 1, 2014 and who have at least one OGT needed to meet graduation requirements. These individuals also are not excused from taking the OGT in accordance with Ohio Revised Code or Ohio Administrative Code. There will be a small number of students attending high school who will take the OGT. Most of the OGT testers will be adults who have completed their high school curriculum requirements or adults who are completing their high school requirements in an adult diploma program. An SSID, student ID or photo ID is required to take the test.
OGT testers are provided three opportunities during the school year to take any required Ohio graduation test for which a proficient score has not been previously obtained. Districts will receive test results within 30 school days from the date the individual has taken the test and will notify the tester of their results. The Department recommends that testers review their test results and testing materials before taking the next test opportunity for the needed subject area. Each person should receive or obtain targeted intervention services to make satisfactory progress toward passing the OGT.
The OGT tests include reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science. The tests are administered in any order. Multiple tests may be administered on one day. The 2018-2019 OGT administration is an open test window that begins Sept. 4, 2018 and concludes July 31, 2019. The OGT administration will use the same systems as the Ohio’s State Tests.
The OGT Test Administration Manual will be posted on the portal at a later date. The manual will have details on administering the online OGT.
Rescores and Verifications
Rescores and verifications can be requested by calling the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809 (option 4) through Sept.19.
Requests are subject to Department approval. There is a $25 charge for each verification request. There is a $25 charge for processing each rescore request unless the rescore results in a score change.