READING OGT

The OGT in reading contains 32 multiple-choice, four short-answer and two extended-response test questions that measure student achievement related to the four academic content standards. Questions from different types of reading selections, such as short stories, poetry, essays, and newspaper articles, are used to assess the content in the four academic content standards.

ACQUISITION OF VOCABULARY
• Apply word analysis skills to build and extend vocabulary.
• Recognize the importance of figurative language and the meaning it conveys.

CONCEPTS OF PRINT, COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES AND SELF-MONITORING STRATEGIES
• Apply reading comprehension strategies to understand grade-appropriate text.
• Analyze and evaluate reading materials to demonstrate understanding of text.

INFORMATIONAL, TECHNICAL AND PERSUASIVE TEXT
• Analyze text structures and draw inferences from them.
• Recognize arguments, bias, stereotyping, and propaganda in informational text sources.

LITERARY TEXT
• Analyze and critique literary text to achieve deep understanding.
• Analyze an author’s use of literary techniques to shape plot, set meaning and develop tone.

Below you will find resources to help your prepare:

Reading Packet (includes writing): Packet Strategies


Sample Questions:
  • A sample OGT Reading Multiple-Choice Question: Aligned to Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text Standard

  • A sample OGT Reading Extended-Response Question: Aligned to Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text Standard

Practice Test: (with answer key)
  • 2009 Released Reading Test with Answer Key and Scoring Guide

  • 2008 Released Reading Test with Answer Key and Scoring Guide


Online Practice Tests:
See the State of Ohio website: ... and:
  • select the "+" next to Reading on the right hand side
  • Select a year
  • You have an option to print the test or take the test online

To take the test online:

  • Select the "Start Test" button
  • Answer the question and then select the "Save and Continue" button
  • The computer will display the correct answer and then you can select the "Next Question" button
  • When you have answered all of the questions you can select the "Save Test" button and a summary of your results will be displayed.