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PSATSAT PLANACT Why the PSATNMSQT The PSATNMSQT is more than just a test It gives students Suggestions on how to improve academically Give students personalized feedback on their test performance ID: 138245

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College Entrance Exams

PSAT/SAT

PLAN/ACTSlide2

Why the PSAT/NMSQT?

The PSAT/NMSQT is more than just a test.

It gives students: Suggestions on how to improve academically Give students personalized feedback on their test performance. Preparation for the SAT®. Opportunities to earn scholarships and academic recognition. For more information, go to Scholarships and Recognition. Information from colleges and universities through Student Search Service®A free personalized online college planning kit based on their test results. For more information, go to My College QuickStart™ and MyRoad™.

PSAT:

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude TestSlide3

4 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

Your Scores

Your Skills

Your Answers

Critical Reading

Mathematics

Writing Skills

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

Next Steps

3 Test SectionsSlide4

Your

Scores

Percentile

If you are a junior, your scores are compared to those of other juniors.

If you are a sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores.

Score

You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart (

www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

).

Score RangeSlide5

Sample Score Report

What’s

next?

Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can:

Search for colleges

Get a personalized SAT study plan

Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you

www.collegeboard.org/quickstart

Next StepsSlide6

The SAT helps college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions. Combined with a student's academic record, it is a proven, reliable indicator of college success.

Tests

the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge—the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college. SAT facts Offered 7 in the United States and six times at international sites. 3 hours and 45 minutes Consists of 10 separately timed sections: One variable (un-scored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total) Assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem solving skills in 3 areas: Critical reading

Mathematics

Writing

Includes three kinds of questions:

Multiple-choice questions

Student-produced responses (mathematics only) Essay question Is machine scored except for the essay

SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test Slide7

Students

and parents often ask why it is important to take the SAT. Reasons include:

All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness. Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants. Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities. Most colleges require an admission test like the SAT. The SAT provides students with the most comprehensive performance feedback of any admission test.Why should students take the SAT? Slide8

The

SAT is developed to reflect accepted educational standards. The data show that the material on the SAT and the time allocated to each section are appropriate for the intended test-taking population:

On average, students answer 50 to 60 percent of questions correctly. 80 percent finish nearly the entire test. Almost all students complete at least 75 percent of the questions.Encourage your students to become familiar with the test before they take their first SAT. (The following link takes you to the student area of this site.) The SAT practice section of the site offers:

Sample questions

Answer explanations

Official SAT practice test

Personalized score report

How difficult is the SAT?Slide9

SECTION

FORMAT/ TIME

QUESTION TYPES

SCORE

2012

Averages

Math

3 Sections

Multiple Choice

Grid-Ins

200–800

514

The SAT at-a-Glance

200–800

Critical Reading

496

3 Sections

Multiple Choice

Writing

3 Sections

Multiple Choice

Essay

200–800

0–12

7.1

488

Total

10 Sections

3 hours, 45 minutes

Multiple Choice

Grid-Ins

Essay

600–2400

1498

Mallard Creek 2012 College Bound Seniors - SAT Average:

1431

Critical Reading Mean = 490

Mathematics Mean= 482

Writing Mean= 459

Slide10

PLAN shows

your

strengths and weaknesses in English, mathematics, reading, and science.PLAN lets you know if you’re on target for college.PLAN helps you find careers that match your interests.PLAN helps you prepare for the ACT.PLAN: Practice ACT for 10th gradeSlide11

www.planstudent.org

What is the Student Score Report?

This individualized report details scores received on the assessment and the career plans and needs indicated by the student.

What does the Student Score Report provide?

Suggestions for improving student academic skills

Careers that match student interests indicators of college readinessSlide12

Sample PLAN

Score

ReportSlide13

Contains 5 curriculum-based tests: the English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Tests are standardized multiple choice

Tests based on the major areas of high school and postsecondary instructional programs; the optional Writing Test is an impromptu essay on a given prompt.Performance on these tests has a direct relationship to a student’s educational achievement. ACT: Overview and PurposeSlide14

The ACT is based on information your students are learning in high school.

The ACT rewards your students for what they know.

The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.ACT’s Writing Test is optional.All 11th graders will take the ACT @ Mallard Creek March 3, 2015 for FREE!Why take the ACT?Slide15

FORMAT/ TIME

English

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

The ACT at-a-Glance

Math

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

19.6

Reading

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

18.8

Science

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

18.7

Writing

1 Section

Essay (Optional)

2

12

6.2

4–5 Sections

2 hrs, 55 minutes

3 hrs, 25 minutes

1–36

US: 20.9

NC: 18.7

Total:

 Mallard Creek 2013 (488 kids) ACT Average Composite= 18.0

English= 16.3 Mathematics = 18.9 Reading = 18.0 Science = 18.0

2013 NC Averages

17.1Slide16

Key Differences

ACT has “Science” reasoning questions.

ACT has

some

trigonometry questions.

SAT essay is required and first.

ACT essay is last and not always required.

SAT is 20 minutes longer

.

SAT/ACT Score Comparison Chart

http://www.studypoint.com/ed/sat-act-concordance/Slide17

Common Myths

The SAT is an IQ test.

The ACT is easier.

Only take the ACT if you’re good at science.

Competitive schools only accept the SAT.Slide18

What Do Colleges Think?

Facts:

Nearly all schools accept the SAT or ACT.

89% of schools use SAT or ACT test scores in making admissions decisions*.

Source: National Association of College Admissions Counseling, “Preparation for College Admissions Exams”, 2009Slide19

Mallard Creek Test Dates

March 3, 2015

ACT, 11th grade- FREE!!Midterms, October 23rd & 24th Slide20

If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, you are eligible for 2 SAT and 1 ACT fee waiver

If you take the SAT with a waiver you are eligible for 4 college fee application waivers- accepted by MOST 4 year colleges/universities

Fee WaiversSlide21

QUESTIONS?????

Thank you