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Title: ReadiStep Results and College Readiness


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ReadiStep Results and College Readiness
  • Pike Middle School
  • 2010-2011

2
What is the ReadiStep Test?
  • A low-stakes 8th grade assessment that provides
    formative assessment feedback regarding the
    students progress toward college readiness.
  • The ReadiStep assessment is designed by College
    Board, the same company that creates the PSAT and
    the SAT.
  • ReadiStep is designed to be a predictor of a
    students PSAT and/or SAT score.

3
What is the significance of these scores?
  • The test questions are Aligned with the College
    Board Standards for College Success, a national
    model of rigorous academic content standards.
  • Test results reveal how your child performs
    nationally compared to that of other 8th graders
    who took the same test in the U.S.

4
What areas are tested in the ReadiStep test?
  • Critical Reading
  • Writing Skills
  • Mathematics

5
What do test scores mean?
  • Test scores range from 2.0 to 8.0 and are an
    indication of student performance in each subject
    area at the time of testing. Results are intended
    to give general feedback on students current
    academic skills so that they can plan for and
    improve in the future.
  • Target score for college readiness is 5.0
  • Scores of 6.0 or higher indicate a strong skill
    base and advanced classes are recommended

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How is the ReadiStep assessment scored?
  • Students receive one point for each correct
    answer.
  • No penalty points are deducted for incorrect
    responses.
  • Target score for college readiness is 5.0

8
Where should we go from here?
  • Determine the pathway your child should go
  • Encourage rigorous coursework where applicable by
    registering for pre ap classes
  • Remediate weaker areas
  • Utilize www.collegeboard.com and other helpful
    websites and stay informed

9
Creating a college bound climate
  • Talk to your child about career interests
  • Have your child make a list of potential
    colleges/universities that are of interest to
    him or her
  • Visit local campuses in the summer to peak
    interest
  • Start college/university visits early
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