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1 1 What ACT Data are Telling You About Your Students

2 22 O U R M I S S I O N Helping people achieve education and workplace success O U R V A L U E S Excellence Diversity Leadership Empowerment Learning Sustainability

3 33 ACT Learning Insights Team What We Do LIT-designed Professional Learning Experiences Insights from ACT Research Insights from ACT Data Insights from Professional Practice Raise Academic Standards and Increase Achievement to Ensure All Students Are College and Career Ready (CCR)

4 44 Introduction Workshop Objectives  Describe ACT’s definition of college and career readiness  Explain ACT’s College and Career Readiness System and how The ACT fits  Find key data points in the ACT High School Report and ACT Profile Report  Translate data into insights about curriculum, instruction and support at the district, school, and classroom levels.

5 55 Workshop Agenda  College and Career Readiness  The ACT  ACT High School Report  ACT Profile Report  Reflections

6 6 Workshop Materials Workbook Road Map Writing Test Supplement

7 7 What does College and Career Readiness mean to you? 7 Introduction College and Career Readiness Record your thoughts on page 15 of your Workbook. p.15

8 88 p. 5

9 99 ACT’s Definition of College and Career Readiness College and Career Readiness is the level of preparation a student needs to be equipped to enroll and succeed – without remediation – in a credit-bearing, first-year course at a two-year or four-year institution, trade school, or technical school. p. 7

10 10 ACT’s College and Career Readiness System Components p. 8

11 11 The Core Practice Framework

12 12 ACT National Curriculum Survey ® The Foundation of ACT’s College and Career Readiness System  Conducted every three to five years  Nationwide survey of educational practices and expectations –College instructors –High school teachers –Middle school teachers –Elementary teachers

13 13 ACT National Curriculum Survey ® The Foundation of ACT’s College and Career Readiness System  Identifies the skills and knowledge postsecondary institutions expect of students  Guides the development of ACT’s assessments that measure college-ready skills  Informs efforts to develop, refine, and update academic standards  Inform policymakers and educators

14 Longitudinal Assessments Common Score Scale Relationship

15 15 ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks TestCollege Course 8 th Grade9 th Grade English English Composition Math College Algebra Reading Social Sciences Science Biology  Empirically derived  50% likelihood of achieving a B or higher or about a 75% likelihood of achieving a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course 22 23

16 16 ACT’s College Readiness Standards  Identify the knowledge and skills students are likely to demonstrate at various score levels on each academic test.  Help interpret what the scores earned in ACT Explore, ACT Plan and The ACT mean.  Direct link between what students have learned and what they are ready to learn next.

17 17 And statements that provide suggestions to progress to a higher level of achievement Statements that describe what students are likely to know and be able to do...

18 18 Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2012 National Results Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained, 2012

19 19 Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2013 National Results Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained, 2013

20 20 Percent of 11 th grade State-Tested ACT students Ready for College-Level Coursework, 2013 Hawaii Results

21 21 College and Career Readiness Reflections  What insights have you gained from learning about ACT’s definition of College and Career Readiness?  Record your insights on the Readiness section of your Road Map.

22 22

23 23  The most widely used college admission test in the U.S. (more than 2.8 million students annually)  Accepted by all colleges and universities across the country  Used to connect students to college advising, majors, career exploration, scholarships, and campus life p. 13

24 24 Test Details  A curriculum-based achievement test  Measures college and career readiness in: –English, mathematics, reading, and science –Optional Writing Test (included in Hawaii state testing)  Noncognitive Components –High School Course/Grade Information –ACT Interest Inventory –Student Profile Section  Timed: –Multiple Choice Sections: 2 hours and 55 minutes –Optional Writing Test: 30 minutes  Educational Opportunity Service (EOS) p.13

25 25 p.17

26 26 Meet Ann  Wants to major in Accounting  Not sure how to narrow down her college choices  Really enjoys her English classes but is challenged by math and science  Hopes to take honors courses in college  Participates in Junior ROTC  Works part time on weekends at a local restaurant to save money for college expenses

27 27 ACT High School Report Meet Ann  The ACT High School Report tells us about Ann’s: –Career interests –College plans –Educational strengths & weaknesses –Areas of need

28 28 ACT High School Report Components Each report includes eight sections 1.Identifying Information 2.Scores and Norms 3.College Readiness 4.Information about Colleges 5.College Selection Items 6.Educational and Vocational Plans 7.Educational Needs and Interests 8.Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions Academic AchievementCollege Planning Education and Career Planning p.18

29 29 1. Identifying Information p.18  Name and other identifying information  High School Code  Test Date  Graduation Year  Photo

30 30 2. ACT Scores and Norms Academic Achievement p.18

31 31 ACT Writing Test Writing Test Supplement

32 32 3. College Readiness Academic Achievement p.18

33 33 Academic Achievement for Ann ACT Scores and College Readiness Connections p.18

34 34 ACT High School Report Components Each report includes eight sections 1.Identifying Information 2.Scores and Norms 3.College Readiness 4.Information about Colleges 5.College Selection Items 6.Educational and Vocational Plans 7.Educational Needs and Interests 8.Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions College Planning p.18

35 35 4. Information About Colleges College Planning p.18

36 36 5. College Selection Items College Planning p.18

37 37 College Planning for Ann Connections between College Selection Items and Information about Colleges p.18

38 38 College Planning Education and Career Planning p.18  For student’s selected colleges: -High School average for first- year students -Chances in ten of “C” or higher -Average first-year college GPA -Student’s relative rank at college in ACT Test areas

39 39 College Academic “Fit” for Ann

40 40 ACT High School Report Components Each report includes eight sections 1.Identifying Information 2.Scores and Norms 3.College Readiness 4.Information about Colleges 5.College Selection Items 6.Educational and Vocational Plans 7.Educational Needs and Interests 8.Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions Education and Career Planning p.18

41 41 6. Educational and Vocational Plans Education and Career Planning p.18

42 42 7. Educational Needs and Interests Education and Career Planning p.18  Needs Help with: –Educational or vocational plans –Mathematics  Interest in: –First-year honors courses –ROTC

43 43 8. Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions Education and Career Planning p.18

44 44 8. Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions Education and Career Planning p.19

45 45 Education and Career Planning for Ann Connections Between Plans and Interest Inventory p.18

46 46 ACT High School Report Components Each report includes eight sections 1.Identifying Information 2.Scores and Norms 3.College Readiness 4.Information about Colleges 5.College Selection Items 6.Educational and Vocational Plans 7.Educational Needs and Interests 8.Interest Inventory Scores and Map Regions p.18

47 47 Using ACT Results to Support Ann  A major in Accounting matches her Career Interest Inventory results  May have difficulty with freshman math and science requirements  Has a few mismatched ideas about what she is looking for in a college  Will need information about how to access scholarship, campus employment or Work-Study opportunities

48 48 ACT High School Report Analyzing & Using Student Scores  Help identify students’ readiness for college and careers  Academic advising and counseling  Identify students needing help  Look for career interest-major “fit”  Adjust educational and career plans

49 49 High School Score Report Reflections  What insights have you gained from examining your High School Score Report?  What implications does this report have for counseling students about: –Curriculum and Course Selection –Intervention/Support –College Plans –Career Possibilities  Record your thoughts on the ACT High School Report section of your Road Map.

50 50 p. 21

51 51 The ACT Profile Report  Performance  Access  Course Selection  Course Rigor  College Readiness  Awareness  Articulation p. 21

52 52 The ACT Profile Report p. 22

53 53 p. 27 Percent of Your Students Ready for College-Level Coursework ACT Profile Report: Figure 1.1 p. 6

54 54 p. 30 College Readiness Standards School Range ACT Profile Report: Table 1.6 p. 9

55 55 p. 35 p. 15 College Readiness Standards School Range ACT Profile Report: Table 2.6 Turn to p. 52 in the Workbook

56 56 p. 32 p. 12 Score Distributions, Percentages, & Averages ACT Profile Report: Table 2.1

57 (29%) Students Below Benchmark 160 (46%) Students Above Benchmark 85 (17%) Students on the Cusp 34 in danger of slipping 38 within 2 points of benchmark Benchmark Students on the cusp 346 Total Students Students on target to be college ready Students in need of intervention Score Distributions, Percentages, & Averages ACT Profile Report: Table 2.1 p. p. 32

58 58 p. 35 p. 15 ACT Scores by Gender ACT Profile Report: Table 2.7

59 59 p. 35 p. 15 Percent of Students Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks by Gender ACT Profile Report: Table 2.8

60 60 Average ACT Scores and Average ACT Score Changes by Common Course Patterns ACT Profile Report: Table 3.1 p. 43 p. 23

61 61 p. 46 p. 26 Planned Educational Majors by College Plans ACT Profile Report: Table 4.1

62 62 p. 28 Students’ Score Report Preferences at Time of Testing ACT Profile Report: Table 4.3

63 63 p. 30 Average ACT English and Writing Scores ACT Profile Report: Table 5.1

64 64 ACT Writing Test Supplement

65 65 The ACT High School Profile Report  Identify students needing help  Adjust and improve curriculum  Identify achievement gaps (gender, race/ ethnicity, course pattern)  Support a college-going culture

66 66 ACT Profile Report Reflections  What insights have you gained from examining your ACT Profile Report data?  What implications do the data reveal for: –Curriculum –Staff Development –Instruction –Intervention/Support  Record your thoughts on the ACT Profile Report section of your Road Map.

67 67 ACT Resources for Students ACT Student Website  Registering for The ACT National Test Date  ACT student blog  ACT podcasts  Financial Aid Need Estimator  College Search  Online Practice ACT and ACT Question of the Day

68 68 ACT Resources for Students ACT Student Website

69 69 ACT Resources for Parents ACT Parent Website

70 70 ACT Resources for Educators ACT Learning Events From act.org/learningevents, you can download:  Workshop workbooks  Why Take ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT?  Sample Parent Letters  Technical Manuals  Interpretation presentations and videos  Live and on-demand webinars

71 71 ACT Resources for Educators ACT Essay View  View student essays  Up to 1 year after student graduates  Individual student search or criteria selection  View online, print, save

72 72 Workshop Objectives Conclusion  Describe ACT’s definition of college and career readiness  Explain ACT’s College and Career Readiness System and how The ACT fits  Find key data points in the ACT High School Report and The ACT Profile Report  Translate data into insights about curriculum, instruction, and support at the district, school, and classroom levels.

73 73 Additional Resources  Future events shown at  Additional questions? Contact Customer Service:

74 74 Mahalo Mahalo for all you do for Hawaii’s students! Have a great school year!


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