Section 5: Beyond the OGT: Helping Students Achieve Success
Beyond the OGT: Helping Students Achieve Success
In addition to the OGT data that teachers and school leaders can access through the Ohio Online Assessment Reporting System, students can access the Ohio Statewide Testing Web site (http://www.success.ode.state.oh.us), which provides interactive practice tests and resources. These resources provide students, families and teachers with information and opportunities to encourage active participation in the learning process.
Teachers will find the following three sections of use in helping students access their own test information, encouraging students to actively plan for learning, and engaging families to support students throughout the school year. This section will be helpful to Grade 9 and 10 Teachers preparing students for their first OGT, Grade 11 Teachers working with students who have already taken the OGT, and Intervention Teachers preparing students to retake the OGT.
Helping Students Access and Use the Ohio Statewide Testing Web Site
- Teachers can help orient students to the Ohio Statewide Testing Web site located at www.success.ode.state.oh.us. This Web site provides access to interactive practice tests, released questions, content standards information, and resources for college planning and future careers.
- Teachers and students may use the Online Score Report, which contains data and information on each student’s scores in the subject areas and content standards. Teachers may use this report as a learning tool to help students determine their goals and instructional needs.
Encouraging Student Engagement
- Teachers can help students determine how they learn best and then develop strategies that complement their learning styles.
- Students can better understand their academic strengths and needs and set goals based on those needs.
- Teachers can encourage students to think about their future aspirations and explore their options after high school through online resources.
Increasing Family Involvement in Student Learning
- Teachers can form partnerships with families to support academic growth by maintaining consistent communication.