9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

1/10/2018

 

Change in OGT Participants
There will be a small number of students attending high school who will take the OGT. Starting with the fall 2017 test administration, most of the OGT will be administered to adults who have completed their high school requirements and those adults who are completing their high school requirements in an institution such as a community college. In both cases, the adults are required to have a photo ID.

Fall 2017 

Results 

Downloadable data files for the fall 2017 OGT are posted in OOARS  for districts that returned scorable materials per the instructions in the manuals. Interactive data will be available in OOARS  Jan. 8.  Individual score reports and score report labels will be delivered to districts by Jan. 5. Districts will no longer receive printed educator reports.

Rescores and Verifications 

Rescores and verifications for the fall 2017 OGT will be collected in TIDE for OGT  until Feb. 5. 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.

Spring 2018 

On-time Orders 

District test coordinators can confirm participation and order test materials and special versions (large-print test booklets, language translation scripts, English audio CDs and foreign language CDs) in TIDE for OGT Jan. 8-12.
Braille test booklets will be available upon request. Requests for braille test booklets may be placed by calling the Ohio Help Desk (877-231-7809) during the published window. Please ensure that quantities of test materials ordered reflect actual need per subject. To ensure timely order approval and sufficient statewide quantities, do not order quantities more than the number of testers who will be administered the test. Do not order materials based on historical usage or “just in case.” Department staff will follow up with districts whose orders exceed expected usage based on the change in participants noted above before approving the orders.

Pre-ID 

Districts with persons taking the spring 2018 OGT and who wish to receive Pre-ID labels must submit their Pre-ID data Jan. 8-12 in TIDE for OGT. Districts or their information technology centers must submit Pre-ID files for OGT using Ohio’s old layout. The last OGT Pre-ID file submitted for the district between Jan. 8-12 is the file from which OGT Pre-ID labels will be produced. If another Pre-ID file is uploaded into TIDE for OGT, it will overwrite all previous files.

Test Materials and Pre-ID Labels Due-In-District Dates 

Test materials will be delivered Feb. 26 for districts that confirmed participation and ordered test materials in TIDE for OGT. Districts that successfully entered Pre-ID data by February 5 will have Pre-ID labels delivered Feb. 26.

Additional Orders 

Districts test coordinators can order additional materials or place initial orders in TIDE for OGT February 20-March 21.

Test Window 

The Spring 2018 Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) will be administered March 12-25 for those students/adults who enrolled in grade nine for the first time before July 1, 2014 and still need to pass one or more subjects of the OGT. OGT testing can occur on any day and in any order during the 14-day test window. Participants will not be restricted to the number of tests that they can take within a single day. (Note: Testing also may be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.)