Presentation on theme: "1 New Windsor Middle School ReadiStep Results Parent Information Night: 2014-2015 Creating Your Pathway to the Future"— Presentation transcript:
1 New Windsor Middle School ReadiStep Results Parent Information Night: Creating Your Pathway to the Future /
2 Tonight’s Agenda 7:00-7:30Welcome/Introductions in the Gymnasium ReadiStep Presentation 7:30-8:00High School Transition Presentation
3 What is ReadiStep? What are the benefits of taking this assessment? Standardized assessment administered in 8 th grade ReadiStep measures student skills against other students in the areas of critical reading, writing skills, and math Designed to help schools/students understand what skills and knowledge are needed to succeed in high school, college, and career Provides parent insight to their child’s current academic levels
4 Why Is ReadiStep Important? It’s the first step on your path to college and career readiness. The College Board’s College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated assessments that help measure students’ college and career readiness from now through the 12th grade.
5 ReadiStep: Intervening Early — An assessment for eighth to ninth grades, providing early feedback to help students identify the skills they need to be college and career ready. PSAT/NMSQT: Identifying Opportunity — An assessment for 10th – 11th grades identifying probable success in AP and areas of opportunity for improved college and career readiness. SAT School Day: Providing College Access — A college admission assessment for 11th – 12th grades providing insight into the ultimate measure of a student’s level of college and career readiness and success upon graduation from high school. College/Career Readiness Pathway
7 Creating Your Pathway to the Future: How Can ReadiStep Help Your Child Succeed?
8 ReadiStep helps you by providing: Early indicators of students’ college readiness Tools to help improve students’ skills Planning for the transition to high school Resources to help identify career interests Information to help students’ teachers adjust instruction to meet the needs of their learners ReadiStep helps you by providing:
9 Understanding the Readistep Results: Let’s take a look at your child’s scores…
10 Reviewing Results Your children receive: Score reports showing performance relative to other students similar to your child, as well as performance on each test question Online college- and career-planning tools Tools to improve your child’s skills
11 Your Scores Score Each score – Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing Skills is based on a scale of 1 to 7. Percentile The percentile compares child’s performance to that of students nationwide.
12 Your Scores Score Range -shows how much your scores might vary if you were to take the ReadiStep assessment repeatedly without learning additional skills. In other words, the scores within this range are considered “equal” statistically.
13 Your Answers Answers This section shows you how your child performed on each test question.
14 How was the College and Career Readiness Benchmark developed? It is part of a series of indicators that help educators gauge college readiness at different points in a student’s career The ReadiStep College and Career It is aligned with the benchmarks for the PSAT and SAT assessments.
15 College and Career Readiness Benchmark Recommended uses Identify students who may need extra support while there is still time for improvement. Find students who may be ready for more rigorous course work.
16 College and Career Readiness Benchmark Benchmark for 8th Grade Critical Reading Math Writing Composite Score *Composite score was computed independently of individual section scores
17 Increasing College Readiness ReadiStep scores are similar to scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, tests students will take later in high school. ReadiStep ™ scores directly link to PSAT/NMSQT ® and SAT ® scores. For example, a score of 3.4 is similar to a score of 34 on PSAT/NMSQT or a score of 340 on SAT. A score of 3.4 on ReadiStep does not mean your child will get a score of 34 of PSAT/NMSQT or 340 on SAT. As students learn, they are expected to improve over time.
18 Explore Related Resources: Students can begin to map out their high school path — and access customizable tools, such as: MyRoad ™ –Helps students explore majors and careers using a free online planning tool Skills Insight ™ –Provides insight into their skill levels and suggestions for improvement Additional Information available at readistep.collegeboard.org/student
19 Creating the Pathway to the Future: Helping Your Child Make the Most of Their Score Report
22 Creating the Pathway to the Future: MyRoad: Exploring College and Career Opportunities
23 MyRoad: Path to College and Career https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp Find college options — by location, major, cost and more. Hear what people have to say about their college and career choices. Create an online portfolio for college and career planning. They can track what they need to do in high school to prepare for college. With the I.D. Me Personality Test, students can find their passion.
24 MyRoad: Path to College and Career MyRoad offers: I.D. Me, a short, fun quiz to define their personality type Careers and college major suggestions that fit them Helpful resources at myroad.com Identify talents and interests — what makes your child unique. Note: Your MyRoad access code is on the back of your score report. Log in at
25 Creating the Pathway to the Future: Helping students make their Dreams a Reality
26 Dream Big! Let’s them know they can make it happen: Taking rigorous courses in high school. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT ® in 10th and 11th grade. Starting to explore college and career opportunities now. For additional information, they can look at: readistep.collegeboard.org/student ReadiStep helps students imagine the possibilities.
27 Things to remember… This is the first in a long series of steps to get you and your child to their goals Students who scored well should continue on their current track and even look to increase the rigor of your courses. There is no reason to worry about your child’s ReadiStep Score –They still have plenty of time to get to where they want to be. –They still have plenty of time to work with teachers and you to get them to where they want to be.
28 What’s next? Talk about the types of courses your child should take in high school to prepare you for your education and career goals. Consider challenging courses like honors or AP courses. Also, visit us online at readistep.collegeboard.org/student for more information about improving your skills and exploring college and career opportunities