Testing

Ohio Graduation Tests
In addition to passing all courses required to graduate, students are required to pass all five parts of the OGT.  The OGT is taken for the first time in the spring administration of the sophomore year.
Those that don't pass one or more parts will continue to take the test in the fall and spring until all parts are passed.
 
 
October 2013 Testing
 
Sophomore Practice Test Information
Beginning Monday, October 28,2013through Friday, November 1, 2013, we will be administering the OGT Practice to all sophomores. 
 
Participation in the practice OGT testing sessions are MANDATORY.   Students scheduled to be tested but who are absent from a scheduled test without a valid excuse, will be assigned consequences.
 
Testing will begin promptly at 7:10AM and continue through 9:10AM.  The testing room assignments will be made available on Thursday, October 24, 2013.  Students need to be in their testing room no later than 7:10AM.
 
Testing Schedule:
Monday - Reading
Tuesday - Mathematics
Wednesday - Writing
Thursday - Science
Monday - Social Studies
 
MHS will be on a two-hour testing delay Monday through Monday, October 28 through Friday, Novemer 1. Marysville Schools are committed to improving student academic achievement and want our students to take these tests seriously and perform well,  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the high school Guidance Office at 642-0010 or Yvonne Boyd, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, at the District Office 644-8105.

March 2014 Testing
All sophomores and 3rd and 4th year students who have not passed one or more parts of the OGT will take the test starting March 10th.  Students need to be in their testing room no later that 7:15.  Students scheduled to be tested, but who are absent from a scheduled test without a valid excuse, will be assigned consequences.
 
MHS will be on a two-hour testing delay Monday through Friday, March 10 - 14.  Buses will run on the regular schedule those days so your student will be responsible for transportation to school if they are not required to be there during testing.
 
Testing Schedule:
Monday - Reading
Tuesday - Mathematics
Wednesday - Writing
Thursday - Science
Friday - Social Studies 
 

 
Ohio Graduation Testing Alternate Method of Passage for One Test
A recent change by the state allows a student who has passed only 4 of the 5 parts to meet proficiency testing graduation requirements if:
  1. The one test not passed was failed by less than 11 points
  2. The student has had a 97% or higher attendance rate in each year in High School (excluding excused absences)
  3. The student has never been expelled from school in HS
  4. The student has a 2.50 GPA or higher Grade Point Average in the subject of the failed test
  5. The student has completed HS Curriculum requirements in the subject of the failed test
  6. The student has taken advantage of intervention programs provided by the school district or school in the subject area failed and has a 97% or higher attendance rate (excluding excused absences) in any of those programs that are provided at times beyond the normal school day, school week, or school year or has received comparable intervention services from a source other than the school district or school.
  7. The student holds a letter recommending graduation from each of the person's HS teachers in the subject area failed and also from the HS Principal.
ACT/SAT
General Test Taking Strategies
  • Pace Yourself
  • Read the directions for each test carefully
  • Read each question first
  • Answer the easy questions first
  • Use logic in the more difficult questions
  • Review your work
  • Answer every question...NO PENALTY for guessing
  • Be precise in marking your answer sheet
  • Erase completely
  • Be confident in your ability to do well
  • Be prepared to work hard
  • Kknow what to expect on the test day
  • Prepare will in advance
  • Get plenty of rest the night before the test
  • Arrive promptly for the test session
  • Dress for temperature variations at the test sight
  • Take these items to the test center:  Photo identification, your test center admission ticket, three sharpened No.2 pencils with erasers, calculator (if desired) for the Math test, watch (without alarm function)
Free SAT and ACT preparation available online

Students interested in preparing for the ACT and SAT may access many resources at INFOhio’s Learning Express Library.  There they will find free practice tests for the ACT and SAT, as well as many advanced placement tests.  Students will need to create an account here, where they will log in and can keep track of their work.  To create an account please use the user name and password posted by the computers in the lab and library.

ACT Test
 
The ACT test dates may be found on the ACT website
ACT - Official Site - www.actstudent.org 
 
Students should pick up the ACT Registration Forms in the Guidance Office.  These forms will tell you how to register online.
  • One of two required for admission to a 4-year college
  • Given at Marysville High School in October, April and June
  • Accepted by most colleges whether in or out of state
  • Can be taken multiple times
  • Students should check with the specific school as to which test is required/accepted
  • Most colleges request/require that you do the writing portion
**You must take the ACT to be considered for the ohio Academic Scholarship (When offered by the State)
 
SAT Test
 
The SAT dates may be found on the SAT website:
SAT - Official Site - www.sat.collegboard.com
 
Students should pick up the SAT Registration Forms in the Guidance Office.  These forms tell you how to register online.
  • One of the two required for admission to a 4-year college
  • Accepted by most colleges whether in or out of state
  • Can be taken multiple times
  • Students should check with the specific school as to which test is required/accepted
  • Many colleges request/require that you do the writing portion
PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • Given only once a year-this year in October during periods 1-4.
  • Open to Juniors and Sophomores
  • Cost is $15.  Students can bring a check, money order, or cash to the Guidance Office on October 5-7to register.
  • Juniors qualify for National Merit Scholarships based upon test scores compared to the scores of students across the nation.
  • Sophomores take the test for practice only
  • Practice for the SAT college entrance test
  • No make-up date for absentees
ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
  • Aptitude test (measures the ability to learn skills)
  • Helps you find the answer to "What am I going to do after high school?"
  • Taken by 3rd year students
  • Helps you identify your abilities for success in related jobs
  • Test interpretation and exploration of careers that best matches your abilities and interests will follow.
  • no commitment to the Military by taking the battery
  • Provided free to MHS and our students by the military
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