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2 C O L L G E S U C C E S S “We will lead the nation in improving student achievement.” Kathy Cox State School Superintendent

3 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Improving Student Achievement in Forsyth County Schools UTILIZING STUDENTS’ SCORE REPORT PLUS Including My College Quickstart and MyRoad PSAT Data Analysis Using SOAS Data as a Diagnostic Tool USING AP POTENTIAL TO BUILD THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM Georgia Department of Education Kathy Cox, State School Superintendent

4 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OFFICE OF STANDARDS,INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT INNOVATIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AP,PSAT,SAT & ACT UNIT Becky Chambers, Program Manager Bonnie Marshall, Education Specialist Georgia Haygood McSwain, Education Specialist

5 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. The College Board Contact Bill Heron Southern Regional Office

6 C O L L G E S U C C E S S WHAT IS THE PSAT/NMSQT?

7 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. The PSAT/NMSQT is a comprehensive academic reasoning test, which focuses on skills that all students need to succeed in high school and college. 1.The reasoning skills focus on three academic areas of critical reading, writing, and mathematics, but their attainment affects all areas of learning because they are transferable process skills that are needed to manage and apply knowledge in all content courses. 2.These skills are relevant to all students and are needed by all students. There is a strong focus on inclusion when testing with the PSAT/NMSQT.

8 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT/NMSQT Content and Question Types Critical Reading, 50 minutes Two, 25-minute sections total of 48 questions 13 Sentence completions 35 Passage-based reading questions Math, 50 minutes Two, 25-minute sections total of 38 questions 28 Multiple choice 10 Student-produced response Writing, 30 minutes One, 30-minute section total of 39 questions 20 Improving sentences 14 Identifying sentence errors 5 Improving paragraphs

9 C O L L G E S U C C E S S How does your school use the Student Score Report Plus to improve student achievement?

10 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Student Score Report Plus Scores are clearly displayed. Percentiles are graphically displayed; sophomores get sophomore percentile. Projected SAT range shown on number line format. School receives two copies; one for student one for school 9

11 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Personalized feedback on academic skills that need improvement. Student Score Report Plus

12 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Teachers and counselors may use the Student Score Report Plus to discuss academic weakness which can provide opportunities to revisit test questions with students; indicators about areas of interest that may provide framework for academic and career guidance; each student’s interests and academic needs when making informed choices about course selections,programs of study, postsecondary options. 11

13 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Student Score Report Plus Students may use their unique Score Report Plus code to access free enhancements online at Students may also review complete explanations for all responses, including incorrect ones. Student may also access individual reports using SAT Online at 12

14 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Features of My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan –test prep for state-mandated tests too! Opportunity to practice writing the SAT essay Strategies for success Official essay scoring guide Practice essay questions My Major & Career Matches connect students to profiles of: College majors based on PSAT interests Related majors Related careers Access to MyRoad. This interactive website includes: College majors and career profiles that includes academic requirements, economic outlook 13

15 C O L L G E S U C C E S S Is your school using the PSAT’s Summary of Answers and Skills Report to improve student achievement?

16 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT Practice Means Higher SAT Scores Class of 2007 – State average-1472 Average SAT score without PSAT 1415 Average SAT score with PSAT as Junior 1508 Average SAT score with PSAT as Sophomore or younger 1517 Average SAT score with PSAT as a Junior and Sophomore or younger

17 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT/NMSQT data is communicated in the Summary of Answers and Skills Report. Details the performance of a group (by grade) on each individual question. Provides insights into “wrong answer” behavior by the group. Summarizes comparative standing on skills, relative to the state and nation. Compares performance on each question to the state, nation and comparable group which is an indicator of “expected academic performance” based on a database of students academically comparable to your school. 16

18 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT data as a diagnostic tool  Identifies strengths and weaknesses in critical reading, mathematics, writing  Identifies strengths/weaknesses in curriculum and/or instruction  May be used as guide for practice or remediation for state- mandated tests End of Course Tests Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test (GHSWT)  May be used as practice for SAT format question-types expectations for academic reasoning skills nationally norm-referenced test

19 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Use PSAT/NMQST DATA to Identify school-specific areas of weaknesses in critical reading, math, writing Identify student skills that need improvement Direct specific academic tutoring 18

20 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT data may be used as a diagnostic tool. WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS WILL 1.Examine test booklet. 2.Analyze directions and vocabulary in all sections. 3.Identify questions that might be problematic for students. 4.Analyze critical reading/math/writing skills based on school report. 5.Identify areas of weaknesses and strengths

21 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. PSAT/MNSQT SKILLS ARE ALIGNED TO GPS In Critical Reading In Mathematics In Writing web address a.pdf

22 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. CR1: Understanding main ideas in a reading passage How to improve: Read the whole passage carefully and try to determine the author’s overall message. Practice making distinctions between the main idea and supporting details. Georgia Standard(s) this skill complements: Reading Literature: ELA9RL1.1.a., ELA9RL1.1.c., ELA9RL1.2.c., ELA9RL2.a., ELA9RL2.d., ELA9RC2.a., ELA10RL1.1.c., ELA10RL1.2.a., ELA10RL2.a, ELA10RL2.ii, ELA10RL2.iv, ELA10RC2.a., ELAALRL1.1.a., ELAALRL1.c., ELAALRL1.2.c., ELAALRL2.a., ELAALRL4.c., ELABLRL1.1.a., ELABLRL1.1.c., ELABLRL1.2.c., ELABLRL2.a., ELABLRC2.a., ELAWLRC2.a. CR2: Understanding tone How to improve: When reading, consider how an author’s choice of words helps define his or her attitudes. Pay attention to the way in which tone conveys meaning in conversation and in the media. Georgia Standard(s) this skill complements: Reading Literature: ELA9RL1.1.a., ELA9RL1.2.b., ELA9RL1.2.c., ELA9RL2.a., ELA9RC3.a. ELA10RL1.1.a., ELA10RC3.a., ELAALRL1.1.a., ELAALRL1.2.a., ELAALRL1.2.c., ELABLRL1.1.a., ELABLRL1.2.a., ELABLRL1.2.c., ELABLRC3.a., ELAWLRC3.a.

23 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Summary Of Answers and Skills Critical Reading (pp. 2-6) – Analyze Correct Critical Reading Answers – Page 3 – Analyze Incorrect Critical Reading Answers – Pages 4-5 – Analyze Performance on Critical Reading Skills – Page 6 Math Reasoning (pp. 7-11) – Analyze Correct Math Answers – Page 8 – Analyze Incorrect Math Answers – Pages 9-10 – Analyze Incorrect Answers on Free-Response Section ---Page 10 – Analyze Performance on Math Skills – Page 11 Writing Skills (pp.12-16) – Analyze Correct Writing Skills Answers – Page 13 – Analyze Incorrect Writing Skills Answers – Pages – Analyze Performance on Writing Skills – Page 16 22

24 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. ANALYSIS OF CORRECT RESPONSES This section contains a review of your group’s responses on each critical reading question. It indicates the percentage of your group that responded correctly as well as the percentage of correct responders in the state, the nation and a comparable group (expected performance). 23

25 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Look at popular wrong answers for insight into students’ difficulty with the question. Consider possible reasons items were omitted. Review questions for issues with concepts, content, and basic reasoning skills. Analysis of Incorrect Responses 24

26 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Some hints: The percentage indicators help identify questions that caused problems for large percentage of students. Letters identify the incorrect answer choice. Correct answer is noted in gray shaded cell on right. Percentage of students who omitted the question is in black. Analysis of Incorrect Responses 25

27 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Analysis of Incorrect Student- Produced Responses in Math Correct answer(s) Most popular incorrect answer for each group The rest of the incorrect answers are grouped together. Reading and comprehending directions may be variables that affect performance. 26

28 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. 27

29 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Seven Steps to Using Your SOAS Data 1.Focus on the questions that are noted on the Test Question Detail log. 2.Review the incorrect answer choices in the test book to discover possible issues. 3.Identify skills assessed by items students missed. 4.Make inferences about what led to misunderstanding. 5.Share problem questions with students in math and English classes to gain further insight. 6.Identify where in the curriculum the skills are taught. 7.Work within departments and classrooms to address common issues that need curricular attention. 28

30 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT STRATEGIES

31 C O L L G E S U C C E S S Is your school using AP Potential to build and sustain the advanced placement program?

32 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. What is AP Potential? AP Potential is a Web-based tool that helps identify potential AP students among the school’s PSAT/NMSQT test-takers.

33 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential  identifies “diamond-in-the-rough” AP students  indicates AP courses for which they might be suited  promotes equity-helps your school find candidates for AP courses  provides counselors/principals with useful lists of names of students with “potential” to be successful in AP program  to expand AP programs  to add courses  to increase enrollment in current AP courses

34 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential Choose your grade level and define your pool…

35 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential Correlated data shows the percentage of students with AP potential at intervals of the PSAT/NMSQT score range

36 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential You select a performance criterion for each AP course your school offers.

37 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential Subject detail include ethnicity,correlations,student scores,& gender

38 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential Details: courses selections, criteria met, probability for scoring 3 or above

39 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. AP Potential Click on “About AP Potential” Click on “Demo” If you have your code, you can print reports for each grade level.

40 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Why should students participate in the AP Program? BENEFITS OF AP COURSES  increased possibility of those going to college who finish and receive a Bachelor’s degree  85% of those taking AP continue education beyond high school  AP courses are related more to degree completion than mere entry into college Adelman, Clifford. Answers in the Tool Box, 1999, US Department of Education

41 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Student GroupAP Exam Grade of 3, 4, 5 AP Exam Grade of 1, 2 Took AP course, but not exam African- American 28% higher22% higher16% higher Hispanic28% higher12% higher10% higher White33% higher22% higher20% higher Low-Income26% higher17% higher12% higher Not Low- Income 34% higher23% higher19% higher Source: Chrys Dougherty, Lynn Mellor, and Shuling Jian, The Relationship Between Advanced Placement and College Graduation (National Center for Educational Accountability, 2005) Impact of AP on 5-Year College Graduation Rates 40

42 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect.

43 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Is your school using data to show the relationship between academic preparation and SAT performance?

44 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Academic Preparation* Course/Years of Study Percentage SAT Score English AP/Honors English more than 4 years English 4 Years Math AP/Honors Calculus Math More than 4 Years Math 4 Years *2007 Georgia student data state average 1472

45 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Academic Preparation* Course/Years of Study Percentage SAT Score Science AP/Honors Physics Science 4 Years Science more than 4 years Social Studies AP/Honors Social Studies 4 Years Social studies more than 4 years *2007 Georgia student datastate average 1472

46 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Academic Preparation* Course/Years of Study Percentage SAT Score FL AP/Honors FL More than 4 Years FL 4 Years FL 3 Years Fine Arts AP/Honors Fine Arts 4 Years *2007 Georgia student datastate average 1472

47 C O L L G E S U C C E S S Is your school integrating the SAT Online Course into classroom instruction?

48 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. What are SAT test content and question types? SAT Critical Reading (67 items) Multiple-choice items Sentence Completion 19 questions Passage –based reading (long and short passages) 48 questions Math (54 items) Multiple-choice items Number and Operations questions Algebra I, II, and Functions questions Geometry and Measurements questions Statistics, Probability, and Data Analysis 6-7 questions Student-produced responses 10 questions Writing (50 items) Multiple-choice: Identifying Sentence Errors 18 questions Improving sentences 25 questions Improving Paragraphs 6 questions Student-Written Essay: Effectively communicate viewpoint, defining and supporting a position 1 question

49 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Essential Question: What are the goals of the Official SAT Online Course? The goals of the SAT Online Course are to increase student achievement to improve critical reading skills to improve writing and communications skills to improve reasoning skills to increase students’ familiarity with a reasoning test to increase students’ awareness of SAT as a reasoning test to improve Georgia’s SAT scores

50 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. How can we use the SAT Online Prep Course?  Differentiate instruction  Supplement classroom instruction in all classes, not only math and language arts  Enrich instruction in SAT Prep classes  Enhance postsecondary success skills for all students  Monitor student/class/school progress  Increase parental involvement

51 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. Essential Question : How does using the Online SAT Prep Course improve student achievement?  Students practice their reasoning skills based on knowledge and skills developed through their course work.  The Official SAT ® Online Course provides practice opportunities for student to apply critical thinking skills.  The Official SAT ® Online Course provides opportunities for students to analyze and solve problems.  The Official SAT ® Online Course provides practice opportunities through lessons, quizzes and tests that mirror standards of the Georgia Performance Standards, domains of End of Course Tests, strand standards of Georgia High School Graduation Tests and content and format of the SAT.

52 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OUTLINE OF OFFICIAL SAT ONLINE COURSE Lesson 1: Overview of SAT Lesson 2: Strategies for success on tests Lesson 3: PSAT/NMSQT information

53 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OUTLINE OF OFFICIAL ONLINE SAT COURSE CRITICAL READING SKILLS  Lesson 4: Overview of critical reading  Lesson 5: Sentence completion  Lesson 6: Passage-based reading

54 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OUTLINE OF OFFICIAL ONLINE SAT COURSE WRITING SKILLS Lesson 7: Overview of writing Lesson 8: The essay Lesson 9: Identifying sentence errors Lesson 10: Improving sentences Lesson 11: Improving paragraphs

55 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OUTLINE OF OFFICIAL ONLINE SAT COURSE MATHEMATICS Lesson 12: Overview of mathematics Lesson 13: Multiple choice questions Lesson 14: Student-Produced Responses Lesson 15: Numbers and Operations Lesson 16: Algebra and Functions Lesson 17: Geometry and Measurement Lesson 18: Data Analysis, Statistics, Probability

56 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. OFFICIAL SAT ONLINE COURSE EDUCATOR’S USER ID- gapromoteacher1 gapromoteacher2 gapromoteacher3 Password-georgia1 STUDENT’S USER ID –gapromostudent 1 or 2 or 3 Password –georgia 1 Slie 11Slie 11 55

57 The New SAT ® : Implemented for the Class of ’06 Prepare. Inspire.Connect. SAT Online Course: Class Management Tab Tab is available only to teachers/administrators. Manage Classes Create class sections and manage class roster. Define Essay Scoring Method Teacher selects method for scoring student essays. Use the automated system or teacher scoring. Choose from more than 25 essay topics. Score Essays Scoring guidelines and sample essays Resources - Additional online resources include training tutorial, sample correspondences. Resources 56


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