WELCOME To summer ogt intervention classes Thank you for your service and dedication Teacher Letter • Here are our 10 Golden Rules: • 1. 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). • 2. Grade books and lesson plan books are in the main office. See Jim if you need them. • 3. Pick up OGT Tests in Room 102 the day you are giving them. OGT Tests are due in Room 102 immediately following the exam. • 4. 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. • 5. 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 • 1) • • • • 2) 3) 4) 5) – • • • • • Registration / Brochure Opening Day Letter Room Assignments Attendance / Grade Books Computer Labs a. 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. 6) Field Trips – Emergency Medical Forms, District Field Trip form, Parent Permission Slip 7) Supplies needed? 8) A. V. equipment 9) 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. th 10 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 Monday 6-20 Tuesday 6-21 Wednesday 6-22 Thursday 6-23 Friday 6-24 Reading Math Writing Science Social Studies 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 LIMITED BASIC PROFICIENT ACCELERATED ADVANCED 400 Proficient 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, Grammar 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 Content Knowledge Self Confidence 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 answers. 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... C 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... C 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 A. 96 B. 20 C. 40 D. 4 F E D B G H C The correct answer is... B 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. GOOD LUCK!