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OGT Assessment Update (C-4). Ohio Department of Education Office of Assessment September 2008 09-05-08. Ohio Graduation Tests. Contractors. American Institutes for Research (AIR) Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). AIR. Item and test development Ordering Reporting OGT Web site. DRC.

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OGT Assessment Update(C-4)

Ohio Department of EducationOffice of AssessmentSeptember 2008

09-05-08


Ohio Graduation Tests


Contractors

  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)

  • Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)


AIR

  • Item and test development

  • Ordering

  • Reporting

  • OGT Web site


DRC

  • Distribution

  • Collection

  • Performance scoring


Ohio Revised and Administrative Code References


OGT Test Administration2008–2009


OGT Administration

  • One test per day

  • Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Science, Social Studies

  • Up to 2½ hours per test


Reminder of Change in Law

  • “Proficiency Only” must take OGT in tests not yet passed rather than ALL OGT tests

  • No more ninth grade proficiency


Alternate Pathway

  • Option for Class of 2007+

  • Provided by Senate Bill 1

  • ORC Section 3313.615

  • Alternative to pass all five OGTs

  • Students must meet ALL criteria


Alternate Pathway to Graduation

Class of 2007 and beyond:

  • Complete all curriculum requirements

  • Pass four of five tests

  • Score within 10 points of standard

    Then:

  • Maintain 97% attendance, no expulsion

  • Achieve 2.5 GPA in courses of test not passed

  • Participate in intervention

  • Obtain letters recommending graduation from principal and teachers


New for 2008–2009

  • Calculators (reset)

  • Answer document changes

  • All unused answer documents returned

  • Generic labels

  • No School ID sheet

  • Transmittal form


OGT Fall 2008 Answer Document


What’s New for Spring 2009

  • Answer document changes

  • Test unit identification


OGT Spring 2009 Answer Document


Ordering Materials

  • TIDE—order materials online

  • Changes more user friendly

  • Must log in and verify to receive test materials

  • Notify AIR of changed coordinator


Adjustments Made to TIDE

  • Adjust pre-ordered numbers

  • Orders based on fail number

  • Enter all extra orders and save once

  • Export order to spreadsheet and save


What to Know About Form 1

Required only for accommodations

  • Used only in the spring

  • Used when administering a special version

  • Used with a CD version

  • Used for group “read-aloud”

  • Overages will need to be approved by ODE


Reminders for Spring

  • Spring Form 1’s

  • Monitor use

  • Foreign-language versions

  • Special population presentation (B-2)

  • Do not take Form 1 from classroom sets to use for special versions


Appeals

  • Thirty days to process an appeal.

  • This year EMIS reporting deadline is July 17.

  • Those who wait until the end of 30-day appeal window may not receive results back in time for EMIS processing.


Collection

  • Transmittal forms—see PDF

  • No School Grade ID sheets

  • Return all answer documents, used and unused


Answer Document Transmittal Form


Reporting

  • Changes in Pre-ID files

  • Home/attending IDs

  • TIDE—ordering large or small labels

  • Download multiple district data

  • PDFs—family reports


Online Reporting

  • Educator workroom—secure

  • Early results for seniors

  • Results for all others

  • Longitudinal data

  • Management reports


Career Tech CentersProcedures Update

  • Procedures to access individual test data

  • Fall 2008 data electronically

  • Must have agreement from parent/student and CTC

  • Optional Service—CTCs not required


OGT Materials Update

  • Test administration materials posted online

  • Practice tests

  • Released materials online

  • Success Web site


Practice Tests

Half-length practice tests:

  • Ship to districts in September 2008 if ordered

  • Available on ODE Web site


Practice Tests

Full-length practice tests:

  • Selected districts must administer full-length practice tests per ORC

  • Administer to ninth graders by September 30

  • Provide intervention


OGT Web Site Visits


OGT Web Site Visits 2007-08


OGT Web Site Visits 2007-08


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OGT Web Site Visits 2007-08


OGT Web Site Audio CD Downloads of Translated Versions Posted on Website


OGT Web Site: Test Type

Please note that Adaptive tests have been available only since February 2008, while Custom tests have been available since July 1, 2007.


OGT Resources


OGT Resources Update

  • OGT Tools for Teachers

  • OGT Work Book

  • IMS Through Curriculum

  • Guide for Students and Families

  • Enhanced Student Reports


OGT Teaching Tools


OGT Team Contacts

Development and committees:

  • Tom Bulgrin

  • Shelly Nichols

  • Wendy Stoica


OGT Team Contacts

Operations:

  • Dennis Wagoner

  • Kurt Taube

  • Barry Lowry


Office of Assessment

Phone numbers:

  • Main: 614-466-0223

  • Toll-free: 1-877-OHIOEDU (644-6338)

  • Fax: 614-995-5568


Office of Assessment

E-mail address format:

[email protected]


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