In order to pass the Ohio Graduation Test, or OGT, a student must reach or exceed a performance level of Proficient, which is one of the five possible performance levels that can be achieved. From lowest to highest, the performance levels are Limited, Basic, Proficient, Accelerated and Advanced.
In the OGT, students are tested in math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Testing begins for students during spring of their sophomore year, which is the 10th grade. If they fail one or more subjects on their first attempt, they will be required to retake the test when they become juniors or seniors. The test is given to students to ensure that they meet the required levels for reading, social studies, science and mathematics by the time they graduate.