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1 March 2 Success.com An On-line, Standardized Test Preparation Course… Developed as a free, no obligation tool to help high school students improve their performance on standardized tests by improving math, science and English skills Developed for the Army by e-learning industry leaders Petersons, Inc., and Educational Options, Inc. March2Success Courseware Includes: High School Preparation Course Standardized Test Preparation Course Full Length SAT and ACT Practice Tests SAT and ACT Flashcards SAT/ACT Preparation Video Game College Planning Resources What is It?

2 March2Success Comprehensive English (Language usage, Reading, Writing) Comprehensive Math (Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics) Integrated Science (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) High School Preparation (Study Skills, Lang. Arts, Math, Sci) SAT Prep (7 timed on-line practice tests) ACT Prep (7 timed on-line practice tests) Flashcards -- SAT/ACT (20 verbal decks; 5 math decks) ZeroHour Threat – Video game to raise SAT and ACT scores Students select from the following course content:

3 Main Menu SAT / ACT Practice Tests

4 March 2 Success Suggestions for Using March2Success… Make M2S program available to all students as a resource by placing link to on school websitewww.march2success.com Schedule a M2S demonstration for all students Encourage (or require) rising 9 th graders to complete the high school preparation course as summer assignment Use SAT preparation courseware for SAT prep course or voluntary activity during free period or after school Use as means for extra credit and/or remediation based on student demonstrated weaknesses on quizzes and/or exams Demonstrate M2S during parent-teacher events Include M2S brochure & letter in parent mailing home Raise awareness of M2S in school newspaper, posters, etc.

5 Gardners Theory of Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner argues that the concept of intelligence in IQ tests does not sufficiently describe the variety of cognitive abilities humans display The theory states that a child who learns to multiply easily is not Necessarily more intelligent that a child who has stronger skills in another kind of intelligence The theorys nine currently accepted intelligences are: Spatial, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Bodily-kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalistic and Existential. Basically all of these can be related to the ASVAB Career Exploration Program Career Clusters which are: Realistic, Enterprising, Social, Conventional, Artistic, and Investigative which shows that students perform best in those areas that match their personality and aptitude.

6 Of Every th Graders in Arkansas… 6 Source: NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis. Student Pipeline - Transition and Completion Rates from 9th Grade to College.

7 And Gaps Persist: Arkansas 8 th Grade Achievement Gap 7 Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress. Analysis of data downloaded from Subgroup 8 th Grade Math (2009) 8 th Grade Reading (2009) 8 th Grade Science (2005) All Students27% 23% White34%33%20% Black8% 3% Hispanic15%19%12% Asiann/a Native Americann/a % at or Above Proficient on 8th Grade NAEP

8 8 Source: U.S. Census Bureau (2008). Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement. Figures are based on total person within the civilian labor force Personal Benefits of Education in Arkansas UNEMPLOYMENT RATE LEVEL OF EDUCATION MEAN INCOME 4%TOTAL$37,154 11%HS Dropout$23,107 4%HS Graduate$29,686 4%Some College$36,364 1%Bachelors & Above$57,262

9 Bottom Line A high school diploma is no longer enough for success Jobs in Todays Workforce Require More Education & Training March2Success coupled with the ASVAB in the school system can help as a free analysis of those strengths and weaknesses in core Subject areas of English, Math and Science and provide resources to improve.

10 Summary March2Success not only helps prepare students for college entrance and state exit exams but also improves skills across the board and can improve grades in normal high school courses 24/7 access to the system, any computer with Internet access is a learning center. Easy to use, automatic registration with immediate scoring Customized curriculum specific to each students needs and students work at their own pace Teacher, parent, or mentor can monitor students progress from any computer with internet access Proven system to improve Math and English scores through cutting edge assessment software and educational content


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