Ohio Graduation Tests

Revised Assessment Accommodations for English Learners

It’s important for all Ohio students to receive an equal opportunity to earn their high school diploma and the supports needed to reach this goal. The Ohio Department of Education (Department) commits to providing these supports for national origin minority English learner students. Ohio offers English learners multiple ways to meaningfully engage with and demonstrate their content knowledge. In doing so, the state provides specific accommodations on state tests, especially those that do not test English language proficiency. 


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Current law requires students who first enrolled in grade 9 before July 1, 2014, to take and pass the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) to earn a high school diploma. To provide flexibility for individuals who need to complete OGT requirements, the OGT will be administered as an online test beginning with the 2018-2019 school year until its final administration in 2022. There will be three online opportunities per year (September through July) to take any of the required subject tests of the OGT. Testers are required to have SSIDs or other approved State test identifiers. Read the FAQ for additional information.

The Ohio Graduation Tests are based upon Ohio's Learning Standards, which the State Board of Education adopted in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. These standards were designed to ensure that students are armed with the knowledge they need to be successful in higher educational pursuits as well as for future potential jobs and careers.

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Last Modified: 1/14/2019 9:03:09 PM