The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) is the high school graduation exam given to 10th graders in Ohio. Students must pass all five sections (reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies) in order to graduate.

The OGT is made up of five tests: 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.

Each of the five sections is formatted differently, but they each contain multiple choice, short answer, and extended response questions:
Multiple Choice
Short Answer
Extended Response
Social Studies
Students have up to two and a half hours to complete each section of the test.

The tests are split up so that there is only one per day (for five days).

Testing Dates

The OGT is first given to students in the spring of the sophomore year.


General Strategies: General Strategies Tips

Also, see each page for content specific resources and practice

What supports are available?

Now that you have set some goals, you need to know how to continue to prepare for the OGT in March. At Scioto we have several options for you to utilize. First and foremost, we want to encourage you to continue to work hard in your classes and maintain good attendance as the content that you are learning in your courses will help you to be successful on the OGT. We also have the following resources listed below that you are encouraged to utilize.

Dublin Scioto OGT wiki
This resource explains the content standards of each part of the OGT. In addition, sample questions and released exams are available to download for practice. Answer keys and scoring guides are also available for you assess your performance.
Wiki address:

OGT prep class
This resource is scheduled during a period where a student does not have an academic class. In this course, students will be taught test-taking strategies and will have the opportunity to work with subject area teachers for support.

OGT mentoring
Identified students will be assigned a teacher as a mentor a few weeks prior to the OGT testing week. Together they will work out a plan on how the student can best prepare for the OGT.

This is an after school program where students can get help from teachers. Twilight meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 in room G18.

Classroom practice
Many sophomore classes will incorporate OGT practice into their classes as the OGT exams approach.

ODE websites
This is the State of Ohio’s website dedicated to the OGT. From this landing page you can select the “Student Site” to access practice tests and other resources.
OGT web address: