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OGT Family Guide

The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) are a key part of Ohio’s education reform to establish an aligned system of standards, assessments and accountability for Ohio schools. The testing requirements were established by the Ohio General Assembly in 2001 based on recommendations by the Governor’s Commission for Student Success.  Tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies make up the OGT.

The graduating class of 2007 was the first class responsible for taking the OGT and passing all five tests as a graduation requirement. Students have multiple opportunities to take the tests during their high school careers.

The purpose of this guide is to provide students and their families with the following information:

 • An overview of what may appear on the OGT in reading, mathematics, writing, science, and

social studies;

• Sample OGT questions;

• Test-taking tips and strategies that will help students

prepare for the OGT;

• Frequently asked questions about the OGT;

• A graduation checklist;

• Information about the Alternative Pathway to


• Helpful OGT Web sites.

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) encourages students and families to talk with their high school teachers and/or guidance counselors to find out more detailed information about the OGT. Additional information and resources also can be found on the ODE Web site at, keyword search: “OGT”.


The 8th grade class was invited to tour Vanguard Tech Center on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Tech Center’s aim is to provide and teach skills for a career, college or the military. We were able to tour and be introduced to multiple programs. We saw the programs of cosmetology, automotive technology, public safety, criminal justice, collision repair, early childhood education and more. The students were able to participate hands on with several of the programs. Our students can apply for these programs during their sophomore year, and will tour again as 10th graders in the specific area they are interested in applying for at that time.

Shawn Earl, 11th & 12th grade School Counselor

Phone: 419-436-4110 ext:2425

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I was born and raised in Fostoria and I currently am, and have been, a Fostoria resident my entire life. I am very proud of and committed to this community, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Fostoria City School District. I encourage all students and parents to reach out to me for academic issues, college and career planning questions, scholarship information and any personal, social, and/or emotional matters that may arise. My goal is to be a positive influence and a supportive service provider that will continue to develop and enhance the excellent educational opportunities that students are receiving at Fostoria City Schools.   I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you, parents and students alike, and I encourage you to communicate with me and reach out to me for anything that you need. 


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