Ohio Graduation Tests

Revised Assessment Accommodations for English Learners

It is important for all Ohio students to receive an equal opportunity to earn their high school diplomas and receive 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 proficient. 


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. Beginning July 1, 2022, former students and students attending adult diploma programs that need to pass the OGT to earn their diplomas may take applicable subject end-of-course (EOC) tests. See table below for guidance. Testers are required to have SSIDs or other approved State test identifiers and present a photo ID at the time of testing. 
 

Subject Area

Previous Options

Assessment Options – Minimum Scores

Math Proficient Score on
Math OGT
(Score of 400)
  • Competent score of 684 on Algebra I or Integrated Math I EOC tests 
  • Proficient score of 700 on Geometry or Integrated Math II EOC tests 
  • Score of 22 on the ACT Math
  • Score of 520 on the SAT Math*
Reading Proficient Score on
Reading OGT
(Score of 400)
  • Competent score of 684 on English Language Arts II EOC test 
  • Score of 21 on the ACT Reading
  • Score of 450 on the SAT Critical Reading*
Writing Proficient Score on
Writing OGT
(Score of 400)
  • Competent score of 684 on English Language Arts II EOC test 
  • Score of 18 on the ACT English
  • Score of 430 on the SAT Writing*
Science Proficient Score on
Science OGT
(Score of 400)
  • Proficient score of 700 on Biology EOC Test 
  • Passing grade in College Credit Plus (CCP) course in Biology
  • Score of 2 on Advanced Placement (AP) Biology test
  • Score of 2 on International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology test
Social Studies Proficient Score on
Social Studies OGT
(Score of 400)
  • Proficient score of 700 on American History or American Government EOC Test 
  • Passing grade in College Credit Plus (CCP) course in U.S. History or U.S. Government
  • 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

 

Resources for Testers

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Last Modified: 8/18/2022 1:50:24 PM