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Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) is the high school graduation examination given to all sophomores in Ohio.  In 2001, the Ohio legislature directed the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to develop the OGT based on academic content standards.  To graduate, students must pass all five sections - reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.  These sections match the core school subjects and fulfill the high school testing requirement in reading, mathematics, and science under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.    The OGT is given to students in the spring of their sophomore year; if they do not pass all five sections, they may retake the exam.  The OGT is administered in October, March, and June of each school year.   In 2009, the Ohio legislature passed an education reform bill that, among other things, called for the OGT to be replaced; the OGT will be phased out over several years.  While work on the new system began in 2011, the new assessment system is not yet in place.  (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Graduation_Test)