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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


  • American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
  • Item and test development
  • Ordering
  • Reporting
  • OGT Web site
  • Distribution
  • Collection
  • Performance scoring
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
what s new for spring 2009
What’s New for Spring 2009
  • Answer document changes
  • Test unit identification
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
  • 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
practice tests1
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 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 update
OGT Resources Update
  • OGT Tools for Teachers
  • OGT Work Book
  • IMS Through Curriculum
  • Guide for Students and Families
  • Enhanced Student Reports
ogt team contacts
OGT Team Contacts

Development and committees:

  • Tom Bulgrin
  • Shelly Nichols
  • Wendy Stoica
ogt team contacts1
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
office of assessment1
Office of Assessment

E-mail address format: