What if I plan to go to C.O.D.? C.O.D. uses ACT/PSAE for placement High school grades are used for placement If I have done poorly in high school and on the ACT/PSAE - then I might have to take remediation classes where I do not receive college credit at C.O.D.
How can I grow more than expected? Work hard in school Read outside of school Take honors and A.P. classes Take a Test prep class junior year Kaplan & Excel Edge Test Prep Free Kaplan Online resources ACT Code: KAS2013ACT
Why does Reading matter? Independent Reading minutes per day Typical % on Achievement tests Words read per year 1 minuteBottom 10%8, minutesTop 30%622, minutesTop 10%1,823, minutesTop 2%4,358,000
Reading Differences Over Time Over the course of 11 years, a student reading 20 minutes a day will read 9,000,000 more words than a student reading 10 minutes day!!!
Education Level & Yearly Income High School Drop Out$23,400 High School Graduate$30,400 Associate Degree (2 years)$38,200 Bachelor’s Degree (4 year)$52,200 Master’s Degree$62,300
Educational Level & Lifetime Income High School Drop Out$630,000 High School Graduate$994,080 Associate Degree$1,269,850 Bachelor’s Degree$1,667,700 Master’s Degree$2,230,600
Student #1 TestScoreComment Explore13 Wants to attend 4 year college, Explore score is middle range of Glenbard students Plan test16 Solid progress, projects to a ACT, grades are slipping, other things more important than school ACT14 Little effort on test or in school, no involvement, options lessening Future Outlook Will not graduate with H.S. class, possibly attend C.O.D. after getting degree
Student #2 TestScoreComment Explore13 Wants to attend 4 year college, Explore score is middle-low range of Glenbard students Plan test17 Solid progress, projects to a ACT, working hard in school ACT21 Tremendous effort in school, took A.P. class and test prep class & got involved in several clubs Future Outlook Will attend NIU in the fall
Illusory Path to Success Typical Path of Success Discouragement, Quitting Path to Success How can you communicate “struggle as normal” to your students? “ My failures have been key to my success.” -Sir Richard Branson “Have you had a good struggle today.” Dr. Carol Dweck
6 Things Parents can do… Challenge students to take honors and AP courses Challenge student to READ outside of school Sign up for ACT prep course junior year Learn Naviance system (www.naviance.com) Take student on college visit Preach growth mindset
Grade 9 & 10: Opportunity Knocks Still enough time to… Improve grades Take harder classes Get involved in school READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!