A Closer Look at the Social Studies OGT
The Ohio Graduation Test for social studies for the spring of 2015 will be dually aligned between the 2002 Academic Content Standards for Social Studies and Ohio's New Learning Standards, with the focus on American History and Modern World History. However, in order to maintain the test requirements (blueprints) of the social studies OGT, there will be a few questions from the following 2002 benchmarks (that are also aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards) on the 2014 spring, summer and fall OGTs: People in Societies A-C; Geography A-C; Economics A-B; Government A-B; Citizens Rights & Responsibilities A-B.
Note: The passage of H.B. 487 established new graduation requirements. Students entering their second year of high school after July 1 2014 will be the last class (2017) held to the Ohio Graduation Tests. Students entering as freshman for the first time after July 1, 2014 will be held to the new end-of-course assessments.