How Can I Get a Diploma Without Passing My OGT Tests?
OGT stands for Ohio Graduation Tests. These exams were created in 2001 by the Ohio Department of Education and are controlled and updated by this organization. Five tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies are given to high school students in Ohio. These are considered a high-stakes as most students earn a diploma by passing all five tests. A diploma can still be earned if one OGT test has not been passed by the end of a student's senior year, though other outside requirements must be met.
1 Pass four
Pass four out of the five OGT exams given in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies by the end of your senior year of high school. The score on the failed test must be within ten scale score points of passing.
2 Maintain a ninety-seven percent attendance rate
Maintain a ninety-seven percent attendance rate throughout your last four years of high school. Do not get expelled for any reason or you will not be eligible for a diploma.
3 Maintain at least 2.5 grade point average
Maintain at least 2.5 grade point average in the subject area that was failed and complete all required courses in that field.
Participate in intervention programs offered by the school designed to help improve students' test taking abilities and maintain a ninety-seven percent attendance rate in this program.
5 Obtain letters
Obtain letters of recommendation from your principal and all teachers in the subject area not passed. Submit these to the Ohio Department of Education for review.
- Failure to complete any step will render the candidate ineligible for a diploma.