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To summer ogt
Thank you for
your service
Teacher Letter
Here are our 10 Golden Rules:
5 days for 2 hours a day, it’s all you. Please line up a sub if something
comes up. Call in case of an emergency: Tamela Anderson (C 330-256-5655).
Grade books and lesson plan books are in the main office. See Jim if you
need them.
Pick up OGT Tests in Room 102 the day you are giving them. OGT Tests
are due in Room 102 immediately following the exam.
Supervise your students when on break. Do not shake the vending
machines, if an item fails to come out, just have the student write his/her
information on a piece of paper and turn it in to me.
Attendance (and punctuality) are crucial. Explain to your students the
policy: If s/he misses any part of an hour of intervention, the time must be
made up before s/he may take the exam again.
Teacher Letter (cont.)
• 6. Students are still enrolling Monday, so your class list may
change slightly.
• 7. Please call me immediately to let me know that students are
absent. I will call home immediately.
• 8. Please keep a list of your students’ names and phone numbers
with you in case of an emergency.
• 9. Explain to students there are no discipline problems for OGT
Intervention. If they disrupt the educational process, they are gone.
Old Student Agenda’s with school rules are available for non-Copley
students, but common sense school law is basically in effect at all
times (i.e. no fighting, no smoking, etc.)
• 10. Please do not dismiss your classes early.
Copley High School Summer School / OGT
June 2, 2011 Teacher Agenda / Packet
Registration / Brochure
Opening Day Letter
Room Assignments
Attendance / Grade Books
Computer Labs
Computer User Agreement SIGNED [*note: please make
copies of CU Agreement found on back of Emergency Medical Form]
– b.
Out of District IDs/passwords will be provided after receipt of
SIGNED Computer User Agreement form.
Field Trips – Emergency Medical Forms, District Field Trip form,
Parent Permission Slip
Supplies needed?
A. V. equipment
Time Card
10) Miscellaneous / Questions
What are the
Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)?
• The Ohio Graduation Tests are tests that
students must pass in order to earn an Ohio
high school diploma.
• They measure content learned through the end
of 10th grade in reading, writing, mathematics,
science, and social studies.
Why do
graders have to
take the test?
• To confirm that all Ohio students who receive a
high school diploma can demonstrate at least a
high school level of achievement.
• To measure the level of reading, writing, math,
science, and social studies skills expected of
students by the end of 10th grade.
• To meet federal law for high school testing.
2011 Testing Schedule
Testing Structure
1. Students take one test per day.
2. Students have up to 2 ½ hours to take each test.
3. A scientific calculator will be provided to students
for the mathematics and science tests.
4. A mathematics formula sheet will be provided for
the mathematics test.
5. Students with IEPs may have accommodations
such as extended time, small group testing, scribe, etc.
during the regular school year. Summer is excluded
by IEP, but will be honored by Copley High School.
OGT Performance Levels
Cut Score
* A score of 400 or higher (Proficient, Accelerated, or Advanced)
meets the state graduation standard on each test. A score of 399 or
lower (Limited or Basic) does not meet the graduation standard.
OGT Writing Test
• 10 Multiple Choice
• 1 Short Answer
• 2 Writing Prompts
• Questions measure student achievement related
to 3 academic content standards:
1. Writing Processes: Prewriting, Writing, Editing
2. Writing Applications: Letters, Narratives,
Persuasions, Interpretations
3. Writing Conventions: Spelling, Punctuation,
OGT Reading Test
40 Multiple Choice questions
4 Short Answer questions
2 Extended Response questions
Questions measure student
achievement in 4 Reading Academic
Content Standards:
* Acquisition of Vocabulary
* Reading Process: Comprehension
* Informational Text: Textbook facts
* Literary Text: Stories
OGT Math Test
40 Multiple Choice questions
5 Short Answer questions
1 Extended Response question
Questions measure student achievement
in 6 academic content standards.
* Numbers, Number Sense, & Operations
* Measurement
* Geometry and Spatial Sense
* Patterns, Functions, & Algebra
*Data Analysis and Probability
*Mathematical Process
OGT Science Test
40 Multiple Choice questions
4 Short Answer questions
2 Extended Response questions
Questions measure student achievement in 6
academic content standards
* Earth & Space Sciences
* Life Sciences
* Physical Sciences
* Science & Technology
* Scientific Inquiry
* Scientific Ways of Knowing
OGT Social Studies Test
40 Multiple Choice questions
4 Short Answer questions
2 Extended-Response questions
Questions measure student achievement
related to the 7 academic content standards
* History
* People in Societies
* Geography
* Economics
* Government
* Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities
* Social Studies Skills & Methods
3 Key Components To Passing a Test
Good Test Taking Skills
Test-Taking Tips for Students
• Analyze the question. Do NOT rush through the question. Read ALL of it!
• Use knowledge to rule out wrong answers for wiser guesses.
• The test booklet is scrap paper. Cross out unnecessary or extra
information, underline key words, or what information isn’t needed.
• Find the distracters in the multiple choice questions.
• Never leave a question blank.
• Don’t waste energy trying to race other questions, or on one question going
over it again and again.
• Practice good time management. Answer the easier questions first so there
is more time for answering the harder ones, or returning to double check
More Tips for Students
• Get plenty of rest
• Eat breakfast each day
• Dress comfortably
• Be confident of your ability
• Give your best effort
Self-Confidence for Students
Think Success
Keep your thoughts positive
Turn negative thoughts into positive ones
Tell yourself you will do well on the exam
Relaxation Techniques: Deep breathing,
imagine yourself in a calm place
How to Prepare for the OGT
• Practice
• Practice
• Practice
Sample 2007 Science Question
Question 10
•Antoine Lavoisier developed a model of an acid from which he
concluded that acids were oxygen-containing binary compounds.
•Later, Davy and Gay-Lussac demonstrated that hydrogen was the
Essential element in acids. This example from history shows that
Lavoisier’s model:
A. did not take into account the correct charge on hydrogen ions.
B. was a failure, since bases, not acids, are able to contain oxygen.
C. was rejected as more information was collected.
D. was a mere hypothesis with no data to support it.
The correct answer is...
Sample 2007
Social Studies Question
Question 42
As a result of industrialization in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries, progressive reformers sought government regulation of business in
order to
• A. control economic cycles of inflation and recession.
• B. provide money for public services such as schools and libraries.
• C. restore competition by limiting the power of monopolies and trusts.
• D. prevent companies from moving their factories to other countries.
The correct answer is...
Sample 2007 Math Question
Question 29
Points E, F, G, and H are midpoints of the sides of quadrilateral ABCD.
If AC = 12 and BD = 8, what is the perimeter of quadrilateral EFGH?
A. 96
B. 20
C. 40
D. 4
The correct answer is...
Sample 2007 Writing Question
• Write a story in which a character or
characters experience an ordinary day that
becomes unforgettable. Develop your
story with details. Write your response in
the Answer Document (18 Points)
* Writing Applications (12 points)
* Writing Processes ( 6 points)
How Do Students Practice?
• Use Study Island: StudyIsland.com
*At School
*At Home
• Take the Pre-test for each subject
• Pick a subject and read a lesson: Do this in order from top to bottom
• Take the quiz for each lesson:
*10 questions Visit http://ogt.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/ for practice tests.
• Student Packets
• “Test Taking Strategies” Packet
Part of this PowerPoint was modified from Parma City School 2007.