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1 Free Tools for Students and Schools Lana Sveda October 22, 2013

2 Today’s agenda  SAT Practice Tools  You Can Go!  Big Future  College Ed  My College QuickStart  Leading Success Toolkit

3 Welcome to the SWRO WebEx Series!  Please mute your phones for the duration of the session.  How to ask questions:  There is a box at the bottom of the screen where you can type in questions. We will address all questions at the end of the session.  How to get access to this PowerPoint  You can request via (contact info will be given at end of Webex)  It will be posted on the SWRO website :

4 The College Board Mission The College Board's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education.

5 SAT Practice Tools

6 Free SAT Practice   SAT Study Plan  Question of the Day  Practice Test  Answers Imagined  “About the Test”

7 You Can Go!

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9  You Can Go! provides motivation for students who might not think college is in their future.  See how students overcame various obstacles-cost of school, grades, responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed-and eventually made it to college.  or

10 Big Future

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12  A free comprehensive website that improves the college planning process with a step-by-step approach that makes college planning easier to navigate. Research colleges Explore careers Find scholarships and learn about financial aid Get information about the college application process Make a plan And much more! 

13 College Ed on Big Future

14 College Ed  Free, standards-based, college planning and career exploration program Three consistent themes: "Who Am I?", "Where Am I Going?" and "How Do I Get There?” Three levels: middle school, 9 th and 10 th grade, and 11 th and 12 th grade Student workbook and accompanying educator guide Lessons written by experienced counselors and AP teachers  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/educator- resource-center/collegeed-college-planning-program https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/educator- resource-center/collegeed-college-planning-program

15 Click here to get to College Ed

16 My College QuickStart

17 My College QuickStart

18  Online college and career planning tool  Available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT.  Provides personalized information that helps students take their next steps toward college. Online Score Report SAT Study Plan My Personality Major and Career Matches College Matches AP Potential  My College QuickStart demo site My College QuickStart demo site

19 PSAT/NMSQT Student Score Report PLUS Scores and percentiles National Merit Scholarship Information Personalized feedback on skills Student answers Next Steps - My College QuickStart AP Potential

20 AP Potential On My College QuickStart

21 AP Potential on My College QuickStart The shading of the steps icons illustrates level of potential Choosing a major puts a checkmark in the Matches Major column next to appropriate courses This column tells a student if this course is likely offered at their school Look for courses where they have “potential”, it matches their major, and it’s offered at their school

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23 Leading Success Toolkit for Educators

24  Shares the techniques of successful educators through videos that chronicle their stories, as well as an anthology of best practices, collaborative activities and research. 

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26 Questions? We are happy to help.  us at or  Call the regional office at (512)


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