Grandview Heights High School sophomores earned high marks on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) administered in March.

Grandview Heights High School sophomores earned high marks on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) administered in March.

The results show that 88 percent of the district's 102 sophomores passed all five sections of the test.

Students must pass all five sections by the end of their senior year in order to graduate. This is the fourth year the test has been administered to sophomores.

"We're really pleased with the results," GHHS principal Steve Andersson said. "Our students did really well this year as they have the previous three years. That says a lot about our teachers and the job they are doing in the classroom."

On specific tests, 96 percent of Grandview sophomores passed the reading and science tests, 97 percent passed the writing test, 95 percent passed the social studies section and 92 percent passed in science.

The percentage of students earning accelerated or advanced scores were 81 percent, reading and math; 82 percent, writing; 73 percent social studies and 69 percent science.

The percentage of students who earned accelerated or advanced scores in reading was 16 percent higher than on last year's test, Andersson said.

Two special education students earned accelerated and advanced scores respectively in the portfolio work they did for teachers in place of taking the tests, he said.

Individual student results were sent to families last week, and arrangements will be made for teachers and tutors to work with students who still must pass one or more section of the OGT, Andersson said.

One option is a summer tutoring program that has been approved by the school board, he said.

The test will next be administered in October, Andersson said.

One junior has one section still to pass and all of this year's senior class has passed all five parts of the test, he said.

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