Presentation on theme: "1 Getting the Most from your ACT Explore and ACT Plan Reporting Package."— Presentation transcript:
1 Getting the Most from your ACT Explore and ACT Plan Reporting Package
22 O U R M I S S I O N Helping people achieve education and workplace success O U R V A L U E S Excellence Diversity Leadership Empowerment Learning Sustainability
33 ACT Learning Insights Team What We Do LIT-designed Professional Learning Experiences Insights from ACT Research Insights from ACT Data Insights from Professional Practice Raise Academic Standards and Increase Achievement to Ensure All Students Are College and Career Ready (CCR)
44 Workshop Objectives Introduction Describe ACTs definition of college and career readiness Explain ACTs College and Career Readiness System and how ACT Explore/ACT Plan fit Find key data points in the ACT Explore/ACT Plan Student and Summary Profile Reports Translate data into insights about curriculum, instruction and support at the district, school, and classroom levels
55 Workshop Agenda College and Career Readiness Student Score Report Break Profile Summary Report Item Response Summary Report Early Intervention Rosters Reflections
99 ACTs Definition of College Readiness College Readiness is the level of preparation a student needs to be equipped to enroll and succeed – without remediation – in a credit-bearing, first-year course at a two-year or four-year institution, trade school, or technical school. www.act.org/commoncore p. 7
10 ACTs College and Career Readiness System Components p. 8
11 The Core Practice Framework www.act.org/products/additional-products-assessments/act-core-practice-framework/
12 http://www.act.org/research-policy/national-curriculum-survey ACT National Curriculum Survey ® The Foundation of ACTs College and Career Readiness System Conducted every three to five years Nationwide survey of educational practices and expectations –College instructors –High school teachers –Middle school teachers –Elementary teachers
13 ACT National Curriculum Survey ® The Foundation of ACTs College and Career Readiness System Identifies the skills and knowledge postsecondary institutions expect of students Guides the development of ACTs assessments that measure college-ready skills Informs efforts to develop, refine, and update academic standards Inform policymakers and educators
14 Curriculum-based assessments in English, math, reading, and science Career planning component
16 ACTs College Readiness Benchmarks TestCollege Course 8 th Grade9 th Grade English English Composition 13141518 Math College Algebra 17181922 Reading Social Sciences 15161721 Science Biology 20 2124 Empirically derived 50% likelihood of achieving a B or higher or about a 75% likelihood of achieving a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course 22 23 p. 6
17 Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2012 National Results Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained, 2012 http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr12/readiness4.html
18 Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2013 National Results Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained, 2013 http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr13/readiness4.html
19 2012-2013 Hawaii Results ACT Explore 8 th Grade Students Percent of 8 th Grade Students in Hawaii At or Above Benchmark on ACT Explore, 2013
20 2012-2013 Hawaii Results ACT Explore 9 th Grade Students Percent of 9 th Grade Students in Hawaii At or Above Benchmark on ACT Explore, 2013
21 2013 Hawaii Results ACT Plan Percent of 10 th Grade Students in Hawaii At or Above Benchmark on ACT Plan, 2013
22 College and Career Readiness Reflections What insights have you gained from learning about ACTs definition of College and Career Readiness? Record your insights on the Readiness section of your Road Map.
23 Preparing to Unpack the Box www.act.org/learningevents/resources p. 13
26 Student Score Reports Introduction Components –College readiness indicators –Academic strengths and weaknesses –Suggestions for improvement –Career and postsecondary aspirations Foundation of all aggregate reporting
27 Student Score Report Header 3. Career Exploration 1. Academic Achievement & Education Planning 2. Intervention Planning p. 16/20
28 Report Header Student Information Students Name Students Grade Level Students School Test Form Test Date p. 16/20
29 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Scores Student Scores and Norms p. 16/20
30 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Scores Estimated Scores on ACT Plan or The ACT p. 16/20
31 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Plans High School Course Plans p. 16/20
32 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Plans Reported Needs p. 16/20
33 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Plans College Readiness p. 16/20
34 1. Academic Achievement and Education Planning: Your Plans Additional Information p. 16/20
35 2. Intervention Planning: Your Skills Item Response Summary and Suggestions for Improvement p. 18/22
36 3. Career Exploration: Your Career Possibilities World of Work p. 17/21
37 You and the World of Work Your Interests Exploring Career Options 3. Career Exploration: Your Career Possibilities World of Work p. 17/21
39 3. Career Exploration: Your Career Possibilities World of Work p. 17/21
40 Student Score Report Dissemination What happens next? –Teachers/counselors learn to interpret individual student results –School administrators should be aware of individual student results –Teachers/counselors review results with students –Teachers/counselors review results with parents
42 Student Score Report Reflections What insights have you gained from examining your Student Score Reports? What implications does this report have for counseling students about: –Curriculum and Course Selection –Intervention and Student Support –Career Possibilities Record your thoughts on the Student Score Report section of your Road Map.
45 Profile Summary Report Introduction What is the Profile Summary Report? Aggregates the data from Student Score Reports Identifies if students are on target to be college and career ready when they graduate from high school Shows if their coursework aligns with their career interests and educational plans p. 25
46 Frequency Distribution Table Profile Summary Report: Table 1a ACT Explore: Page 2 in Profile Summary Report ACT Plan: Page 2 in Profile Summary Report p. 37/47
47 Students on target to be college ready 38 (20%) Students Below Benchmark 53 (28%) Students Above Benchmark 100 (52%) Students on the Cusp 44 in danger of slipping 41 within 2 points of benchmark Benchmark Students on the cusp 191 Total Students Students in need of real intervention Frequency Distribution Table Profile Summary Report
48 Application Exercise Frequency Distribution Table Use either your ACT Explore or ACT Plan data Complete the activity on p. 27. 10 minutes Answer questions 1-8 p. 37/47
49 ACTs College Readiness Standards Identify the knowledge and skills students are likely to demonstrate at various score levels on each academic test. Help interpret what the scores earned on ACT Explore, ACT Plan, and The ACT mean. Direct link between what students have learned and what they are ready to learn next. http://act.org/standard/
50 And statements that provide suggestions to progress to a higher level of achievement Statements that describe what students are likely to know and be able to do...
51 College Readiness Standard Score Ranges Profile Summary Report: Table 1c ACT Explore: Page 4 in Profile Summary Report ACT Plan: Page 4 in Profile Summary Report 9% 48% p. 39/49
52 Profile Summary Report Local Items 12 multiple choice items added by Hawaii Dept. of Education to ACT Explore & ACT Plan Topics covered: –Post-high school plans –Parental education level –Parental involvement in education –Experiences with bullying –Co-curricular activities –Academic behaviors
54 Profile Summary Report Additional information Profile Summary Report also includes: –National comparisons –Differences by ethnic & gender groups –Relation between scores & coursework –Relation between scores and career/educational plans and interests
55 Profile Summary Report Reflections What insights have you gained from examining your Profile Summary Report? What implications do the data reveal for: –Curriculum –Staff Development –Instruction –Intervention/Student Support Record your thoughts on the Profile Summary Report section of your Road Map.
57 Item Response Summary Report Introduction Provides data on the item-by-item performance of your students. Is a very useful tool for curriculum review when used along with the test booklet. Test Form
59 Application Exercise Item Response Summary Report Pick 1 content area. Circle the *asterisked numbers (correct answers) for each question. Use your highlighters to mark only the circled numbers: No Mark75%+ Green50-74% Yellow25-49% Pink0-24% p. 56/62
60 Application Exercise Item Response Summary Report No color75-100% Correct Green 50-74% Correct Yellow25-49% Correct Pink0-24% Correct
61 Replace image with what is in the workbook and fix the color coding key to match Color-Code No Mark 75%+ Green 50-74% Yellow 25-49% Pink 0-24%
62 Application Exercise Analysis Look for the following patterns: Dramatic differences from the reference group High percentages clustered around a wrong answer High percentages of omitted questions High percentages clustered around a correct answer Do any of these situations occur more frequently for some domains than others?
63 Clustered on wrong answer Dramatic Difference from Reference Group High Percentage Omitted Clustered around correct answer
64 Item Summary Report Reflections What insights have you gained from examining your Item Response Summary Report? What implications do the data reveal for: –Curriculum –Staff Development –Instruction –Intervention/Student Support Record your thoughts on the Item Response Summary Report section of your Road Map.
66 Early Intervention Roster Introduction School-level reports that identify students who fall into three categories: –Roster 1: Students indicating they do not plan to finish high school or have no post-high school educational plans
67 ACT Plan Early Intervention Rosters Roster 1: Early Identification
68 ACT Plan Early Intervention Rosters Roster 2: Coursework Intervention –Roster 2: ACT Explore: Students scoring below the national 10 th percentile ACT Plan: students with 2a) composite score of 16 or higher who reported they have no plans to go to college 2b) reported that they plan to attend college but earned a composite score of 15 or less, or reported that they do not plan to take college core coursework.
69 ACT Plan Early Intervention Rosters Roster 2a: Coursework Intervention
70 ACT Plan Early Intervention Rosters Roster 2b: Coursework Intervention Which of our students plan to go on to post secondary but lack the necessary skills or dont plan to take college prep courses?
71 Early Intervention Roster Roster 3: Need for Assistance –Roster 3: Students who expressed a need for help in a particular area This roster can help you identify instructional needs, design intervention strategies, and assist students with reaching their academic and career goals.
72 ACT Plan Early Intervention Rosters Roster 3: Need for Assistance Are we providing programs or services to meet our students needs?
73 Reflections What might you add to your intervention program based on these rosters? What have you added to your understanding of College and Career Readiness at your school?
74 Conclusion Workshop Objectives Describe ACTs definition of college and career readiness Explain ACTs College and Career Readiness System and how ACT Explore/ACT Plan fit Find key data points in the ACT Explore/ACT Plan Student and School Reports Translate data into insights about curriculum, instruction and support at the district, school, and classroom levels.