Section 4: Using this System for Planning and Instruction
Identifying the Instructional Needs of Students Who Will Take or Retake the OGT
The OGT data provide a snapshot of how students performed on the test. If you are a Teacher, you can use these scores to set instructional priorities and tailor instruction for three groups of students:
- Those who have taken the OGT and passed;
- Those who have taken the OGT and need to retake it;
- Those who have yet to take the OGT.
You should discuss the results with colleagues and consider how to target specific needs as you continue working with these students.
Grade 9 and Grade 10 Teachers: You may find it helpful to discuss the school’s past performance on the OGT. Specifically, you might be interested in the subjects and content standards that caused difficulty for students who just took the OGT. Once these areas are determined, you can be proactive in preparing students for their first OGT.
Grade 11 Teachers: You may find it helpful to discuss the school’s past performance on the OGT as a whole, while still looking at specific students’ scores. Refer to the Intervention Strategies section for more information in using overall school data in tandem with individual student data.
Intervention Teachers: You may use this information to create intervention strategies for students who must retake the OGT. Intervention strategies are described in further detail later in this tool.