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What does this Web site allow me to do?

The ODE Web site serves as a starting point for tools that can help in understanding the Ohio Graduation Tests. From this Web site, you can see actual test questions and learn more about Ohio’s academic content standards and assessment system.

How do I exit this Web site?

You can exit this Web site by clicking the “x” in the upper right-hand side of your browser window.

How do I contact support for this Web site?

Click here to access the online help request form.

Web Browser Requirements

The Ohio Success Suite site is configured to work with modern operating systems and Web browsers. We support the following major web browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. We also support Netscape for Macintosh OS 9. Please refer to the listing below to determine if you are using the correct browser for your operating system. If you do not know which operating system version you have, please check with your school or office IT staff.

Windows NT, XP and Vista:
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and above (click link to download latetest version)
Internet Explorer 5.5 and above (click link to download latetest version)

Macintosh OS X 10.2 and above (including Panther, Tiger and Leopard):
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and above (click link to download latetest version)
Safari (found in your "Applications" folder)

Macintosh OS X 10.0 to 10.2:
Netscape 7.2 (click the link to download and choose "Netscape 7.2")

Macintosh OS 9.x:
Netscape 7.02 (click the link to download and choose "Netscape 7.02, Mac PowerPC")

Notes for Macintosh users:

  • Internet Explorer for Macs is no longer available for download. If you have Internet Explorer, the site may not work properly.
    • In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and is not providing any further security or performance updates. Read the following announcement for more details: Internet Explorer for Mac
  • On March 1, 2008, support for Netscape Navigator browsers (all versions) will cease. If you are using Mac OS 9.x, please read the following announcement from Netscape/America Online: Ending Netscape Support.

What's New

The OGT Web site serves as the gateway to specific Web sites for students, teachers and parents, and includes a detailed resources section. These sites allow access to practice tests and other resources, including released items with annotations and a tutorial for teachers (and other users) to learn how to score constructed responses.

Audio Files
Audio files in six languages are now available for all 2007 and 2008 released items. Click here to access the language download page. You can download files in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese (2007 only), Russian (2008 only), Somali, and Spanish.

See Released Questions--Annotations
Released questions from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 tests have additional content that includes:

  • Why correct answers are correct.
  • Why students may choose an incorrect answer option.
  • What knowledge students need to have in order to answer a question correctly.
  • The primary content standard and benchmark the question is associated with.
  • A link to the Instructional Management System (IMS) for teachers to access additional information and sample lesson plans.

For written responses, a sample paper for each score point is provided, as well as the rubric for the question.

Released questions and annotated content for 2008 questions will be available beginning July 1, 2008.