Section 1: Overview of Ohio Online Assessment Reporting System
Understanding the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
The purposes of the OGT are as follows:
- To ensure that students who receive a high school diploma demonstrate at least high school levels of achievement;
- To measure the level of mathematics, reading, science, social studies, and writing skills expected of students at the completion of Grade 10;
- To meet federal requirements for high school testing.
The OGT tests five subjects: Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing during the spring of sophomore year. Each test takes up to two and a half hours. Students may continue to take the tests in the summer, fall and spring of their junior and senior years if they do not pass all five subjects their first time.Each subject contains multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-response questions. The Ohio Department of Education releases some test questions in every subject after the spring OGT administration.