Standardized State Tests

Annual standardized testing is the reality faced by practically every student, from the elementary through the high school years. Such testing can often be stressful for students who are unfamiliar with the ever-changing test format.

In OGT/OAA tutoring students learn to:

  • Familiarize themselves with the format of the tests and receive a content review and skill building in reading, writing, science, social studies, and math
  • Apply test-taking strategies to essay, short response and multiple-choice tests
  • Practice on taking sample tests under timed conditions to gain experience and confidence, and analyze their mistakes.
  • Deal with test anxiety

Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)
These are assessments aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing that students in high school must take to demonstrate proficiency before graduation from high school

Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA)
Students in grades 3 to 8 attending Ohio public schools must take the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). These tests measure students on what they know and are able to do in mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing.
Language Arts Literacy measures reading and writing levels. The reading cluster targets skills such as recognizing the central theme and supporting details, retelling and paraphrasing, critiquing text, forming judgments, and drawing conclusions. The writing cluster targets essay composition in response to persuasive and speculative prompts. The Mathematics test measures knowledge and skills in numerical operations, geometry and measurement, patterns and algebra, data analysis and probability, and problem solving.

Scores are reported on a scale of 100 to 300. Students must score at least 200 to be considered “proficient” and 250 or above to be “advanced proficient.” In 2008, The State Board of Education established higher levels of expectations for student achievement on the OAA. Students have to earn at least 50% of the possible points on the test in order to be deemed “proficient” in Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics. Schools utilize the results of OAA to make important educational decisions, which involve ability-based grouping, eligibility for gifted programs, as well as placement in remedial ones.

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Students may register at any time throughout the year for after-school, Saturday morning, and summer sessions. Please visit or call us at the following:

8567 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: (614) 862 – 4321

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