EXPLORE and PLAN

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EXPLORE and PLAN
NOVEMBER 17, 2008
TELECONFERENCE
PRESENTED BY
DR. BETH CIPOLETTI
OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
DIVISION OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Webinar Agenda
 Test information
 Student score reports
 ACT college readiness standards
 Ideas for progress
 Sample questions
Test Information
EXPLORE AND PLAN
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
EXPLORE AND PLAN
Your High School Course Plans
Compared to Core
9/2008
10
Your Estimated PLAN Composite
Score Range
11
Areas in Which You Would Like
Additional help
12/2006
Your Plans for After High School
13
College Readiness
College Readiness Benchmarks
EXPLORE Test
Score
PLAN Test
Score
ACT Test Score
English
13
15
18
Mathematics
17
19
22
Reading
15
17
21
Science
20
21
24
Subject Test
Your Career Possibilities
16
College Readiness Standards
IDEAS FOR PROGRESS
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
20
PLAN
PLAN
Your Skills – Side Two
Content Areas
To improve your skills you can:
Basic Operations
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)
Probability
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
www.explorestudent.org
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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)
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Frequently asked questions
Administration manuals
Sample reports
Questions?
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
DR. BETH CIPOLETTI
558-2546
[email protected]
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