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2 THE PLAN TEST When: as a 10th grader Why: a great way to prepare for the ACT—and helps you get ready to succeed in college and beyond!

3 PLAN You can find all sorts of information about the test, including: All about the test Tips for doing your best What your score report tells you Thinking about your future At

4 ABOUT PLAN PLAN includes four multiple-choice tests: English 50 questions in 30 minutes Math 40 questions in 40 minutes (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry) Reading 25 questions in 20 minutes Science 30 questions in 25 minutes Your skills in these subjects will make a big difference—in school and, eventually, in your career. Once you know what each test covers, your PLAN test results can show you where you're strong or weak.

5 MY SCORE ON THE PLAN TEST What Do My Scores Mean? Your scores are between 1 (the lowest score you can receive) and 32 (the highest score you can receive). PLAN takes the number of questions you got right on each test and translates it into a number between 1 and 32. How Do My Scores Compare with Those of Other Students Who Took PLAN? Next to your scores, you'll find the percent of students scoring at or below your score. This shows you how your scores compare to those of students across the country who took PLAN.

6 THE PSAT/NMSQT The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT ®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

7 WHAT DOES THE PSAT TEST? Critical reading skills Math problem-solving skills Writing skills You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

8 WHY TAKE THE PSAT Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college. Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11). Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT. Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.

9 REGISTERING FOR THE PSAT The 2013 PSAT/NMSQT test date here is 10/16. Online registration for the PSAT/NMSQT is not available. If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, contact your high school counselor or principal to find out about registering for the test, paying the test fees, and learning the correct date, time, and location that your school will give the test in October.test fees Also, contact your guidance office for a copy of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT to help you prepare before test day.Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT

10 WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFO? t/testing/psat/about.html t/testing/psat/about.html

11 ASVAB The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. The ASVAB tests are designed to measure aptitudes in four domains: Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial.

12 ASVAB SCORES ASVAB scores are used primarily to determine enlistment eligibility, assign applicants to military jobs, and aid students in career exploration. enlistment eligibilitymilitary jobscareer exploration My AFQT score is 62. What does this mean? AFQT scores are reported as percentiles between 1-99. An AFQT percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees in a reference group who scored at or below that particular score. For current AFQT scores, the reference group is a sample of 18 to 23 year old youth who took the ASVAB as part of a national norming study conducted in 1997. Thus, your AFQT score of 62 indicates that you scored as well as or better than 62% of the nationally-representative sample of 18 to 23 year old youth.

13 WHY TAKE THE ASVAB? The ASVAB is offered to high school and post- secondary students as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The program provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is free of charge to participating schools.

14 MORE INFORMATION ON ASVAB Information about specific careers in the military is available at www.careersinthe and www.todaysmilitar, or at the Service-specific websites: Air Force: Army: Coast Guard: Marine Corps: Navy:

15 WHEN IS THE ASVAB OFFERED September 18, 2013 on RVHS campus. The test can be retaken after one month if you are not pleased with your score. You can sign up to take the test through the recruiting offices at any time.

16 THE ACT COMPASS TEST ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators: Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language Place students in appropriate courses Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success

17 WHY TAKE THE ACT COMPASS TEST? Area high schools and Mohave Community College offer college courses during the school day that can be counted toward both high school and college graduation requirements. These college courses are offered to you at no cost and are guaranteed transferrable to any college/university in Arizona.

18 WHEN IS THE COMPASS TEST OFFERED When: Offered on MHS/RVHS campuses beginning in the spring of sophomore year. MCC admissions counselors visit both campuses to sign up students who are interested and coordinate a test date through the Guidance Office. Other ways to test: Students can also take the Compass Test on the Mohave Community College campus. Students can retake the ACT Compass Test, however, you are limited to only 2 times per term (Fall, Spring, & Summer).

19 ON TEST DAY The assessment session takes about 1 to 2 hours for all three sections of mathematics, reading, and writing skills. You may use a calculator for the math portion. You will receive your ACT Compass test results immediately upon completion of testing, and your score report will include placement messages informing you of what courses you are eligible to take. MCC Admissions counselors will be present on test day to expedite admissions and registration processing.

20 WHAT DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES ARE OFFERED AT MY SCHOOL? RVHS D.E. English 101 & 102 D.E. Public Speaking D.E. Philosophy D.E. US/AZ History D.E. Math 121/142 D.E. Math 151/181 D.E. Biology 181/182 D.E. Anatomy/ Physiology MHS D.E. English 101 & 102 D.E. Public Speaking D.E. Philosophy D.E. US/AZ History D.E. Math 121/142 D.E. Math 151/181 D.E. Biology 181/182 D.E. Anatomy/ Physiology

21 RESOURCES Go to the ACT Compass Website for practice problems. Visit your Guidance Office for the Compass Assessment Guide and the ACT Prep Booklet for additional prep materials.


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