Are you curious about the standardized tests that students take? Visit the ODE website (www.ode.state.oh.us) and search for Testing to see sample questions (and answers) from the third grade reading achievement test and math and reading questions from the Ohio Graduation Test. This booklet is in .pdf format. Also, other testing information is included about Ohio’s Achievement Tests.
OAT (grades 3-8) Click Here
OGT (High School) Click Here
For Best Test Results
- Get a good night's rest
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Bring materials you will need
- Sharpen pencils prior to the test
- Approach the test with CONFIDENCE
View the test as an opportunity to show how much you know
- Don't let yourself become anxious
- Take a deep breath to relax.
- Keep your eyes on your own test
- Don't cause unnecessary trouble for yourself.
When you begin
- Pace yourself
- Mark the answer sheet very carefully. Stray pencil marks can be picked up by the computer, causing the wrong answer to be recorded.
Types of Questions
- Multiple Choice
- Essay questions with writing prompts
- Multiple Choice
You have to choose which ending or answer is correct!
If you know the correct answer, carefully mark it and go to the next question.
When you are uncertain:
- eliminate the choices you know are wrong
- are there any "key" words?
- silly or ridiculous answers are usually not the correct choice
- Don't go against your first impulse unless you are SURE you were wrong!
- Don't eliminate answers unless you actually know what every word means!
- READ EVERY ANSWER!
Essay Questions/Writing Prompts
Before you Begin Writing:
- Really look at the question/prompt. Are you sure you know what it is asking? Compare/Contrast, Describe, Explain, Friendly Letter, Argue, Invitation, Letter to the Editor
- Think about what you are going to say, then make a web.
- Write your answer in complete sentences.
- State things as clearly as you can.
- Write LEGIBLY! If the person grading the test can't read what you wrote they may mark it wrong.
What about MATH?
- Do the easiest problems first.
- Check you math answers for careless mistakes.
- Your first choice is usually correct; don't change answers unless you are sure of the correction.
I'm Finished, I think!
- Use extra time to make sure you answered all the questions.
- Go over the more difficult questions and read them a second time.
- Read Essays/prompts for accuracy first and grammar second.
Don't Let others distract you!
- Stay focused! If others finish before you, don't panic; use your time wisely.
- Think positive! Listen to directions! Take your time! There is no reward for finishing first!
- Show Your Wildcat Pride!
- Do your best on the test!