9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

8/30/2018

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 or student ID and a photo ID is required to take the test.
 
OGT testers are provided three opportunities during the school year to take any required Ohio Graduation Tests 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.
 
Districts may refer to the Ohio Graduation Tests FAQs on the Department website for additional information.
 
Manuals
The manual for the 2018-2019 OGT test administration is available for download from the Ohio Graduation Tests Resources page of the portal. The 2018-2019 OGT Test Administration Manual (OGT-TAM) must be reviewed by test coordinators and test administrators prior to the OGT administration. The OGT-TAM includes key information regarding scheduling, test security, student Pre-ID and test eligibility, staff responsibilities, test status requests and other important policies and procedures. This information is applicable to all OGT 2018 administrations, including testers testing online and on paper.  
 
The OGT-TAM also includes a series of appendices that can be downloaded as part of the OGT-TAM or separately. The appendices cover important policies and procedures regarding oral translations, human read-aloud administrations, and breach administrations. The appendices also include information on test materials, material lead-times and information for test administrators on Data Entry Interface for students testing using a paper test booklet. Lastly, the appendices include a series of checklists, including the District Test Coordinator Checklist, Test Administrator Checklist and the Online Testing Highlights and Scripts.
 
Districts with students testing on paper also must download and review the Appendix L-Paper Testing Processes and Appendix P – OGT Paper Testing Highlights and Script.  There are no answer documents for the OGT, all student response must be entered in the Data Entry Interface by the test administrator immediately after testing. 

Summer OGT 2018 

Rescores and Verifications 

Rescores and verifications for the summer OGT 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.