Eye on Education

Ohio Makes The Shift to Common Core-aligned Graduation Tests

The five-part Ohio Graduation Test– frequently known as the OGT– is on its way out. Instead, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Patrick O’Donnell reports, students will now take a total of seven tests. Four will be aligned with the Common Core. And now there’s also a few different pathways students can utilize instead of taking the new tests, including submitting scores from their college entrance exams like the ACT or SAT– if they score above a certain threshold.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Say goodbye to the Ohio Graduation Test. The tests that Ohio freshmen have needed to pass in order to earn a high school diploma is going away, phasing out over the next few years. For new freshmen starting high school this fall, seven exams will take the OGT’s place.

Read more at: www.cleveland.com

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