Dear Parents/Guardians of Middle School Students,
As you may have heard your child(ren) will be taking the Ohio Graduation
Test (OGT) in 10th grade. This test is a very important test. They must
pass it, according to the state’s standards, to receive a diploma
from high school. The middle school teachers are helping to prepare
them for this test.
While taking the OGT in 10th grade, students are permitted to use a
certain calculator. The calculator students are allowed to use is called
the OGT calculator made by Scenario (SC-121). We have ordered these
calculators in bulk to receive a reduced price. Middle school teachers
are using these calculators in class. Several students have already
purchased one. We have a few calculators remaining. If your child would
like to purchase one s/he can. The cost of the calculator is $7.50,
the same price the school purchased them for. Checks can be made out
to Marlington Middle School. If your child has already purchased one,
then please make sure they have their name in permanent marker on the
cover provided for the calculator and on the calculator itself! We have
had several come up missing. There is no way to identify whose it is
without a name on it.
To prepare students for the OGT, all middle school students will be
taking an achievement math test in March. Throughout the year we are
exposing them to the concepts included on this test so they can experience
success. Copies of old tests are available on Ohio Department of Education’s
website (www.ode.state.oh.us). You can access the old tests by going
to this website and scrolling down. On the right side there is a section
called “quick links”. Click on “Assessment/Testing”.
Then, on the left side, click on “Released Tests”. From
there you can choose which grade level test you want to view/print,
and you can choose to view/print the answers and scoring guidelines.
This would be a great way to review over Thanksgiving or Christmas break.
With appreciation for your support,