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Title: ACT Test Prep Class Pre-Test Interpretation


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ACT Test Prep ClassPre-Test Interpretation
Libertyville High School's
  • Nancy Stetter Sarah Kelly
  • Counselors

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Welcome the LHS Test Prep!
  • Why are we here? Our mission.
  • Why is this class effective?
  • How important are your test scores?

3
Pre-test vs PSAE ACT 2001-2009
  • 1371 students took both the Pre-test and the PSAE
    ACT
  • 79 went up by an average of 2.72 points
  • 7.9 went down by an average of 1.66 points
  • 13 stayed the same
  • Overall improvement for 1371 students was 2.07
    points

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The ACT
  • What is it?
  • ACT FAQs
  • How often should I take it? When?
  • Does it matter which scores I send?
  • How do I sign up?
  • How do I send scores?
  • PSAE ACT vs national tests

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PRAIRIE STATE ACHIEVEMENT EXAMINATION (PSAE)
April 27, 2011 Everything you need to know about
PSAE
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Which students must participate in spring PSAE
testing?
  • All students classified by their districts as in
    grade 11 at the time of testing, except
  • Some IEP students take the Illinois Alternate
    Assessment (IAA)
  • Includes foreign exchange students in grade 11

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Do colleges accept ACT scores from PSAE testing?
YES!
  • Forms and scores equivalent to other ACT tests
  • U.S. colleges and universities notified by ACT
  • All Illinois colleges and ISAC accept state ACT
    scores

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What do I need to bring the day of the test?
  • Get a good nights sleep and eat breakfast
  • Pencils, 2
  • ID card
  • Calculator
  • Snack

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PSAE Day 1 Standard TimeTest Day
Schedule
  • ACT English 45 min.
  • ACT Mathematics 60 min.
  • (15-minute break)
  • ACT Reading 35 min.
  • ACT Science 35 min.
  • (5 minute stand by your desk break)
  • ACT Writing 30 min.

10
PSAE Day 2Test Day Schedule
  • ISBE Science 40 min.
  • WorkKeys Applied Math
    45 min.
  • (15-minute break)
  • WorkKeys Reading for Info
    45 min.

11
When will PSAE results be reported?
  • All scores are mailed to the student at home.
  • ACT
  • Student Reports (to home May/June)
  • HS and College Reports (May/June)
  • School and District Profile Reports (October)

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How can I prepare for the test?
  • Take core curriculum classes
  • ACT Prep Class at LHS
  • ACT Online Software at www.act.org
  • KeyTrain Software through curriculum
  • Method Test Prep- Family Connections (Naviance)

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How to sign up.
  • For the PSAE ACT
  • A letter will be sent home the 1st week of April
    explaining the process
  • LHS in mandated by the State of Illinois
  • U.S. History classes
  • Diane Phillips, Assistant Principal is in charge
  • For a NATIONAL ACT
  • www.actstudent.org

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The Pre-Test Results
  • The Student Score report
  • Use your Score Report and Explanations to
    identify questions you should have gotten correct
  • Use the textbooks Review section and the class
    to brush up on content areas

20
College Readiness Standards Benchmarks
  • A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on
    an ACT subject test to indicate a 50 chance of
    obtaining a B or higher or about a 75 chance of
    obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding
    credit-bearing college courses.

21
College Readiness Standards Benchmarks
Test EXPLORE PLAN ACT
English 13 15 18
Mathematics 17 19 22
Reading 15 17 21
Science 20 21 24
Composite 16 18 21

22
The Pre-Test Results
  • Set goals now! Use your explanations and the
    Standards for Transition
  • Rule of Thumb
  • 21 Math and English
  • 11 Reading and Science

23
The Pre-Test Results
To go from a 22 to a 24 you would only need to
get _at_ 4 more questions correct!
  • English Score Range
  • 16-19
  • 20-23 You got a 22
  • 24-27 Go for a 24!
  • 28-32
  • 33-36

Use your materials to identify question types and
their concepts to get 4 more correct!
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Admission Into College!
  • Every student has access to college and
    scholarships.

25

The Traditional Way
  • 3 Ways
  • G.P.A. 45
  • ACT/SAT exam 45
  • Other 10

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The Pre-Test Results
  • Try to move up one Score Range in each of the sub
    test areas!
  • You can do it!

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Libertyville High School
220 students ACT Form Code 0556B
English 21.5 Math 22.9Reading 22 Science 22
Composite 22.2
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The Cambridge Six-Step Approach
  • Step 1 Diagnostic Testing and Assessment
    Reports
  • Step 2 Basic Skills Review
  • Step 3 In-Class Problem-Solving, Concepts, and
  • Strategies
  • Step 4 Practice Test Reinforcement
  • Step 5 Final Exam and Assessment
  • Step 6 Personal Study and Improvement Plan

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The Pre-Test Results
  • The teachers report
  • Teachers will identify questions and concepts
    that the different classes should focus on to
    improve your scores
  • Take advantage of knowing commonly missed
    questions

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The LHS ACT Prep Class
  • What is included and what is not?
  • Pre/Post test with score reports
  • Textbook and other materials
  • 12 hours of instruction, 3 hours in each area
  • Registration for a real, live, NATIONAL ACT is
    NOT included

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The LHS ACT Prep Class
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The LHS ACT Prep Class
  • What to do about potential class conflicts?
  • Conflicts with the post test?
  • Class expectations
  • Good attendance
  • Do your work!
  • Bring your textbook, test booklet and test
    results to every class!

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The LHS ACT Prep Class
  • Math English Remediation
  • English Remediation- Monday Feb 7 630-800
  • Math Remediation- Wed Feb 9 630-800
  • What is it? Who is it for?
  • How do I sign up?

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The LHS ACT Prep Class
  • Writing Workshop-
  • Wednesday, April 6 in the Studio Theater
    630-800pm
  • Optional class
  • Packet PowerPoint

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  • College Workshop for Juniors II
  • Whats Your Type?
  • Tuesday, Februayr 15th in the Auditorium at
    700

Good luck with your ACTs!
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