EXPLORE and PLAN

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EXPLORE and PLAN

N O V E M B E R 1 7 , 2 0 0 8

T E L E C O N F E R E N C E

P R E S E N T E D B Y

D R . B E T H C I P O L E T T I

O F F I C E O F A S S E S S M E N T A N D A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y

D I V I S I O N O F C U R R I C U L U M A N D I N S T R U C T I O N

Webinar Agenda

Test information

Student score reports

ACT college readiness standards

Ideas for progress

Sample questions

Test Information

E X P L O R E A N D P L A N

EXPLORE Overview

English (40 item, 30-minute) test measures conventions of standard written English and of rhetorical skills

Mathematics (30-item, 30 minute) test emphasizes solving practical quantitative problems

Reading (30-item, 30 minute) test measures reading comprehension as a product of referring and reasoning skills

Science (28-item, 30 minute) test measures scientific reasoning skills

PLAN Overview

English (50-item, 30 minute) test measures conventions of standard written English and of rhetorical skills

Mathematics (40-item, 40 minute) test emphasizes solving practical quantitative problems

Reading (25-item. 20 minute) test measures reading comprehension as a product of referring and reasoning skills

Science (30-item, 25 minute) test measures scientific reasoning skills

Other Components

Interest Inventory – helps students explore personally relevant career options

Needs Assessment – collects information about students’ perceived needs

Educational plans and Background Information – gathers information about students’ school coursework plans, educational career plans after high school and other relevant information

Student Score Reports

E X P L O R E A N D P L A N

10

Your High School Course Plans

Compared to Core

9/2008

11

Your Estimated PLAN Composite

Score Range

Areas in Which You Would Like

Additional help

12/2006

13

Your Plans for After High School

College Readiness

College Readiness Benchmarks

Subject Test

English

Mathematics

Reading

Science

EXPLORE Test

Score

13

17

15

20

PLAN Test

Score

15

19

17

21

ACT Test Score

21

24

18

22

16

Your Career Possibilities

College Readiness Standards

I D E A S F O R P R O G R E S S

College Readiness Standards

Descriptions of the skills and knowledge students are likely to exhibit based on their scores in each academic test: English,

Mathematics, Reading and Science

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Your Skills

PLAN

Content Areas

Basic Operations

Probability

PLAN

Your Skills – Side Two

To improve your skills you can:

Determine the discount price of items on sale (for example, an item that normally const $10.00 is on sale for

13% off, so the same price of the item is

$8.70)

Calculate the score value you need on your next math test to raise your overall grade by a certain percent

Predict the outcome of simple events

(for example, the sum of two 6-sided fair number cubes when rolled)

Ideas for Progress

Suggest learning experiences that a student from which a student might benefit to increase his/her achievement and achieve a higher score on the ACT

Provide bridges between adjacent score ranges

Resources

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www.explorestudent.org

EXPLORE Interpretive Visuals

9/2008

WVDE

Teach 21 (http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/)

Assessment updates

College Readiness

ACT/SAT Guides for writing and mathematics

EXPLORE File Cabinet

( http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/filecabinet.html# explore

)

Frequently asked questions

Administration manuals

Sample reports

PLAN File Cabinet

(http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/filecabinet.html#plan)

Frequently asked questions

Administration manuals

Sample reports

Questions?

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