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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

OGT Assessment Update(C-4)

Ohio Department of EducationOffice of AssessmentSeptember 2008


Ohio graduation tests

Ohio Graduation Tests



  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)

  • Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

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  • Item and test development

  • Ordering

  • Reporting

  • OGT Web site

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  • Distribution

  • Collection

  • Performance scoring

Ogt assessment update c 4

Ohio Revised and Administrative Code References

Ogt test administration 2008 2009

OGT Test Administration2008–2009

Ogt administration

OGT Administration

  • One test per day

  • Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Science, Social Studies

  • Up to 2½ hours per test

Reminder of change in law

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

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

Alternate Pathway to Graduation

Class of 2007 and beyond:

  • Complete all curriculum requirements

  • Pass four of five tests

  • Score within 10 points of standard


  • 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

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

OGT Fall 2008 Answer Document

What s new for spring 2009

What’s New for Spring 2009

  • Answer document changes

  • Test unit identification

Ogt spring 2009 answer document

OGT Spring 2009 Answer Document

Ordering materials

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

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

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

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



  • 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.



  • Transmittal forms—see PDF

  • No School Grade ID sheets

  • Return all answer documents, used and unused

Answer document transmittal form

Answer Document Transmittal Form



  • Changes in Pre-ID files

  • Home/attending IDs

  • TIDE—ordering large or small labels

  • Download multiple district data

  • PDFs—family reports

Online reporting

Online Reporting

  • Educator workroom—secure

  • Early results for seniors

  • Results for all others

  • Longitudinal data

  • Management reports

Career tech centers procedures update

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

OGT Materials Update

  • Test administration materials posted online

  • Practice tests

  • Released materials online

  • Success Web site

Practice tests

Practice Tests

Half-length practice tests:

  • Ship to districts in September 2008 if ordered

  • Available on ODE Web site

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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

Ogt web site visits 2007 08

OGT Web Site Visits 2007-08

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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 Audio CD Downloads of Translated Versions Posted on Website

Ogt web site test type

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

Ogt resources update

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 Teaching Tools

Ogt team contacts

OGT Team Contacts

Development and committees:

  • Tom Bulgrin

  • Shelly Nichols

  • Wendy Stoica

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OGT Team Contacts


  • Dennis Wagoner

  • Kurt Taube

  • Barry Lowry

Office of assessment

Office of Assessment

Phone numbers:

  • Main: 614-466-0223

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

  • Fax: 614-995-5568

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Office of Assessment

E-mail address format:

[email protected]

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