Glenbard North Panthers
The Class of 2016
Tonight’s Program
*What are colleges looking for?
*What does the PLAN score mean?
*Why should I care?
*How can I help my child to be successful?
What are colleges looking for?
• Solid GPA and/or Class rank
• Challenging classes (honors & A.P.)
• Solid ACT/SAT scores
• Extracurricular & outside activities
EPAS Testing
• Explore - 8th grade
(25 possible)
• Plan - 10th grade
(32 possible)
• ACT - 11th grade
(36 possible)
Explore: Building the Base
Plan: The Building takes Shape
ACT: The Building is
Complete
Average Scoring Ranges
Test
Average Scoring
Range
Explore Test
13-16
Plan Test
16-19
ACT
18-22
Average Growth on Tests
Tests
Average growth
Explore - Plan
2-3 points
Plan - ACT
2-4 points
Explore - ACT
4-6 points
University of Illinois
Northwestern University
What if I plan to go to C.O.D.?
• C.O.D. uses ACT/PSAE for placement
• High school grades are used for placement
• If I have done poorly in high school and on
the ACT/PSAE - then I might have to take
remediation classes where I do not receive
college credit at C.O.D.
How can I grow more than expected?
• Work hard in school
• Read outside of school
• Take honors and A.P. classes
• Take a Test prep class junior year
Why does Reading matter?
Independent
Typical % on
Reading minutes Achievement
per day
tests
Words read per
year
1 minute
Bottom 10% 8,000
10 minutes
Top 30%
622,000
21 minutes
Top 10%
1,823,000
65 minutes
Top 2%
4,358,000
Reading Differences Over Time
Over the course of 11
years, a student
reading 20 minutes a
day will read 9,000,000
more words
than a student reading
10 minutes day!!!
Education Level & Yearly Income
High School Drop Out
$23,400
High School Graduate
$30,400
Associate Degree (2 years)
$38,200
Bachelor’s Degree (4 year)
$52,200
Master’s Degree
$62,300
Student #1
Test
Score
Comment
Explore
13
Wants to attend 4 year college,
Explore score is middle range of
North students
Plan test
16
Solid progress, projects to a 18-20
ACT, grades are slipping, other
things more important than school
ACT
14
Little effort on test or in school, no
involvement, options lessening
Future Outlook
Will not graduate with H.S. class,
possibly attend C.O.D. after getting
degree
Student #2
Test
Score
Comment
Explore
13
Wants to attend 4 year college,
Explore score is middle range of
North students
Plan test
17
Solid progress, projects to a 18-21
ACT, working hard in school
ACT
21
Tremendous effort in school, took
A.P. class and test prep class & got
involved in several clubs
Future Outlook
Will attend NIU in the fall
The Growth Mindset believes…
 Basic qualities can be cultivated through effort
 Significant improvement is possible
 Life is a learning experience
 The journey is more important than the outcome
 Setbacks are part of the process
 Challenges are exciting
Which of these do you see in your school?
20
Value of struggle
“So often when something comes quickly to a student, we say,
“Oh, you’re really good at this.” The message there is, “I think
you’re smart when you do something that doesn’t require any
effort or you haven’t challenged yourself.” Someone said to me
recently, “In your culture, struggle is a bad word,” and I
thought, that’s right. We talk about it as an unfortunate
thing, but when you think about a career in science or
math … of course you struggle. That’s the name of the
game! If you’re going to discover something new or invent
something new, it’s a struggle. So I encourage educators
to celebrate that, to say, “Who had a fantastic struggle?
Tell me about your struggle!”
— Carol Dweck
21
Catastrophizing
I failed the
exam
I won’t pass
the class
I’m not going to
graduate from
high school
I am a
loser!
Path to Success
Typical Path of
Success
How can you
communicate “struggle
as normal” to your
students?
Discouragement, Quitting
Three Key Messages
1. All great things worth accomplishing
have ups and downs along the way.
2. How we respond to failure and mistakes
will define our success more than our
talent or smarts.
3. Effort wins in the long run over ability.
24
Growth Messages
I cannot fail,
I can only
learn and
grow.
All great
champions
are
comeback
artists.
25
The Race
26
Sophomore Year: Opportunity Knocks
• Still enough time to…
• Improve grades
• Take harder classes
• Get involved in school
• READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!
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North EPAS Presentation 2014