Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Sandra S. Stroebel

Second Advisor

Peter N. Prewett

Third Advisor

Stephen L. O’Keefe


This study investigated a cohort of students’ performance on the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) and Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The purpose of this study was to investigate the consistency of a cohort’s reported scores on the OAA over a four-year period (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades) and reported scores on their OGT assessment; this was accomplished through the examination of OAA and OGT data from a rural school district located in central Ohio. The data were analyzed using correlations, regressions, and repeated measures ANOVA. A Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was computed indicating positive correlations between all OAA and OGT assessments analyzed. A regression analysis indicated the 8th grade OAA assessment is the most important predictor of the OGT assessment. The ANOVA suggested that differences between mean scores in the OAA and OGT assessments are not statistically significant indicating the scores are consistent with each other.


School psychology - Ohio

Ohio Achievement Assessment

Ohio Graduation Tests

Educational tests and measurements - Standards - Ohio