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1 What do your child’s test scores really mean?

2 College & Career Readiness ACT defines college and career readiness as… having the knowledge and skills needed to enroll and succeed in credit-bearing, first- year courses at a postsecondary institution (such as a two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical school) without the need for remediation.

3 ACT Testing Series 8 th Grade Explore (November) 9 th Grade Explore (November) 10 th Grade Plan (November) 11 th Grade PSAE (ACT & Work Keys) (April)

4 The ACT uses National Ranks National Ranks show the percent of students who took the test and scored at, below, or above each of your scores. You can use the ranks to get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses in the four general subject areas. A high rank in a content area may suggest a good chance of success in related college majors and careers. A low rank may indicate that you need to develop your skills more by taking additional coursework in that area.

5 Sample Report

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7 What is Success? *Success is defined by ACT as a 50% or higher probability of earning a B or higher in the corresponding college course or courses.

8 College Readiness Benchmark Scores Subject TestExplore PlanACT 8 th Grade9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade English Math Reading Science

9 What is the AVERAGE ACT score for… ISU U of I (UC) Eureka Notre Dame Augustana ACT score submission is recommended, not required Benedictine 19-24

10 How can students use the information?

11 12 Career Clusters

12 Career Exploration The ACT Interest Inventory provides a focus to career exploration, not by singling out the one "right" occupation, but rather by pointing to world-of-work regions individuals may wish to explore. Through exploration, people may find occupations they might otherwise have missed.

13 What do we have in place to help? Testing help… actonlineprep.com ACT review sessions with Core Areas Pre and Post Departmental Tests Using ACT testing series each year Practice ACT test Career help… Career Cruising ACT Interest Inventories Freshmen Career Fair provided by LACC LACC enrollment opportunities

14 What can you do to help? Talk to your child about his/her scores and Inventory results. Encourage your child to take challenging courses. Use the ACT website and other resources to explore the resources available with career searches. Remind your child that a test is a snap shot in time. It does not encompass all of his/her skills and abilities. Talk to your child about future ambitions.


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