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EXPLORE 201 Webinar for Prior Participants. Hosted by: Ann Connelly - EXPLORE Manager, NAU/GEAR UP Stephanie Lewis - Director, Program Solutions ACT Inc. West Region. 2012-13 Goals, Objectives and Outcomes Of the EXPLORE INITIATIVE. Overarching Goal :

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EXPLORE 201 Webinarfor Prior Participants

Hosted by:

Ann Connelly - EXPLORE Manager, NAU/GEAR UP

Stephanie Lewis - Director, Program Solutions

ACT Inc. West Region


2012-13 Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

Of the EXPLORE INITIATIVE

Overarching Goal:

To motivate more K-12 students to plan for, prepare for, and succeed in earning a bachelor’s degree.


Now what do we do with the EXPLORE Results???

  • What is our schools plan to complete use the EXPLORE results? - Final Reporting Guide

  • How do I report what my school did with the EXPLORE results? - Final School Report

  • How do I help parents and students understand their results? -Student and Parent PowerPoint Presentations.

  • How do I interpret and use the EXPLORE data to Improve student performance? - ACT Presentation


  • What is your schools plan to complete use the EXPLORE results?

  • Final Reporting Guide


EXPLORE FINAL SCHOOL REPORTING


Set Up of Final Reporting Guide:

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4


SET UP of Final Reporting Guide:

Page 5

Page 6


  • How do I report what my school did with the EXPLORE results?

  • Final School Report


Final School Report


Completing the Final Reporting Guide

and submitting the Final School Report

Complete Final Reporting Guide:

  • Please take the Final Reporting Guide with your notes back to your school for review/revision/approval by your Principal and other

    staff responsible for sections of the Plan.

    Submit Your Final School Report:

  • District Liaisons will submit the individual Final School Reports to NAU/GEAR UP on, or before May 31, 2013.


  • How do I help parents and students understand their results?

  • Student and Parent PowerPoint Presentations

2012-13 Arizona EXPLORE Initiative


Understanding Your EXPLORE® Results

Prepare for a World of Possibilities

In High School and Beyond!


Understanding Your Child’s EXPLORE® Results

Preparing them for a World of Possibilities

In High School and Beyond!


Entendiendo los Resultados de EXPLORE® de su Niño

¡Preparándolos para un Mundo de Posibilidades en Preparatoria y Más Allá!


All PowerPoints and materials are available to download at the EXPLORE Website:

http://Sites.google.com/site/exploreazproject/home

To get a script for the PowerPoints,

You will need to print the documents

as notes pages


How do I interpret and use the EXPLORE data to improve student performance? ACT Presentation

2012-13 Arizona EXPLORE Initiative


NAU GEAR UPEXPLORE 201:

Getting the Most

Out of Your

EXPLORE Data

Stephanie Lewis

December 6, 2012


Stephanie Lewis

Director, Program Solutions

ACT, Inc., West Region

Office 916-631-9200/Cell 319-321-9764

[email protected]


Workshop Objectives

Learn how to maximize interpretation of your data

Find out what your data is telling you

Create an communication/action plan


ACT’s College and Career Readiness System


ACT National Curriculum Survey®

  • Determines what skills and knowledge postsecondary institutions expect

  • Measures college-ready skills

  • Surveys completed nationally

  • Consultation with content area experts


Longitudinal AssessmentsCollege Readiness System Scores

36

32

25


IMPROVING COURSE RIGOR

MEASURING STUDENT PROGRESS TOWARD READINESS

EXPLORE

8th and 9th grade curriculum-based educational and career planning program

The ACT

11th and 12th grade curriculum-based assessment for learning outcomes

ENGAGE

Middle and high school assessment that measures all factors of academic success

PLAN

10th grade curriculum-based educational and career planning program

QualityCore

Research-driven solutions for strengthening curriculum

SUPPORTING SOLUTIONSPLANNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Core Practice Audit

Framework for evaluating current practices

CoreWork Diagnostics

Online service to diagnose and improve content and practice areas

EXPLORE

Designed to help 8th and 9th graders explore a broad range of options for their future, EXPLORE is a curriculum-based educational and career planning program that measures achievement in English, math, reading, and science. As an early indicator of college readiness, EXPLORE gives educators the means to structure high school planning and career exploration for students and parents.


EXPLORE

  • Grades 8 and 9

  • English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science

  • Total time for tests: 2 hours

  • Needs Assessment

  • Plans and Background Information

  • UNIACT Interest Inventory


Assessment Literacy


Assessment Literacy


Communication Defined

  • Exchange or sharing of information to all people involved in the stages of implementation


Why Important

  • Help prevent poor performance by planning ahead

  • Ensures action is taken

  • Avoid assumptions

  • Increase stakeholder buy-in


Students Need to Know

  • Purpose, significance, what is being measured and how the school will use the assessment results


Parent/Guardian Needs to Know

  • Purpose, significance, what is being measured and how the school will use the assessment results


Educators Need to Know

  • Purpose, significance, what is being measured

  • How the results can be used

    • Teaching and guiding individual students

    • Curricular improvement

    • Instructional improvement


Student Score Report

  • An individualized score report detailing scores received on the assessment, career plans and needs indicated by the student.


Student Score Report

  • The Student Score Report will provide:

    • suggestions for improving student academic skills

    • careers that match student interests

    • indicators of college readiness


Student Score Report


Student Score Report


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

Student’s Grade Level

Scan Date

Student’s School

School EXPLORE® Code

Test Date


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

  • Questions to Consider:

  • What can norms tell you about this student?

  • How does this student compare with other students nationally?


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

  • Help interpret what the scores earned in EXPLORE, PLAN, and the ACT mean

  • Identify the knowledge and skills students are likely to demonstrate at various score levels on each academic test


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

  • Questions to Consider:

  • How can your school meet the needs of what the student is asking for?

  • Are you already addressing these?


Student Score Report

  • Question to Consider:

  • How does the student’s courses and scores relate to their educational plans and career choices?


Student Score Report

  • Questions to Consider:

  • Is the student on track to be college and career ready?

  • What course of action can be taken with the student to increase their college readiness?

  • Where does the student need intervention to get on track?


ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks

Empirically derived

50% chance of achieving a B or higher or about a 75% chance of achieving a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course

EXPLORE


ACT’s College Readiness Standards

Direct link between what students have learned and what they are ready to learn next.

  • Help interpret what the scores earned in EXPLORE®, PLAN® and the ACT® mean

  • Identify the knowledge and skills students are likely to demonstrate at various score levels on each academic test


College Readiness Standards

Mathematics

Statements

that describe

what

students

are likely to

know and

be able to

do...

And statements that

provide suggestions to

progress to a higher level

of achievement


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

You and the

World of Work

Exploring Career

Options

Your Interests


Student Score Report


Student Score Report


Student Score Report


Student Score Report

www.explorestudent.org


Dissemination of Results Table


Profile Summary Report

What is the Profile Summary Report (PSR)?

  • summarizes the performance of your students

  • available at the school and district level


Profile Summary Report

  • compare your students’ score and subscores with those of students nationally

  • measure if your students are On Track to be college ready when they graduate from high school

  • differentiate scores by ethnic and gender groups

  • show how our students respond to the local items


Profile Summary Report

  • relate student composite scores and coursework plans:

    • to their educational plans

    • to their expressed needs for help

    • postsecondary plans to their career preferences from the Career Areas List.

    • postsecondary plans relate to their career clusters from the World-of-Work Map.


Frequency Distribution Table

191 Total Students

53Students Above

Benchmark

Students on target to be college ready

100 Students on the Cusp

44 in danger of slipping

41 within 2 points of benchmark

Students on the cusp

Benchmark

Students in need of real intervention

38Students Below

Benchmark


Dissemination of Results Table


Item Response Summary Report

  • Describes the item-by-item performance of your examinees.

  • Determine your students’ academic strengths and weaknesses relative to the skills and knowledge measured by the test items, and address apparent weaknesses at the content area level.


Item Response Summary Report

  • percentage who selected the correct response to each item

  • percentage who selected each incorrect response

  • percentage who did not answer the item

  • the average percentage who responded correctly to the items in each content area


Item Response Summary Report

Student Response Information


Item Response Summary Report

Given your curriculum, is the percentage of your report group answering each item correctly and consistent with your expectations?

Is a large percentage of your report group choosing incorrect response options?


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How did our students perform on each item?

*Asterisked numbers are CORRECT answers.


Color-Coding Key

No color 75-100% Correct

Green 50-74% Correct

Yellow 25-49% Correct

Pink 0-24% Correct


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Color-Code No Mark75%+ Green 50-74%

Yellow 25-49% Pink 0-24%


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Which incorrectanswers did they choose?


College Readiness Standards

Mathematics

Statements

that describe

what

students

are likely to

know and

be able to

do...

And statements that

provide suggestions to

progress to a higher level

of achievement


A. x + y + z

B. 2(x + y)

C.

D.

E. xy

Standard from Math, 16-19, Measurement Strand Compute the perimeter of polygons when all side lengths are given.

EXPLORE

Which of the following is a general expression for the perimeter of the right triangle below, in miles?

z miles

y miles

x miles


Standard from Math, 16-19, Measurement Strand Compute the perimeter of polygons when all side lengths are given.

PLAN

What is the perimeter, inches, of a square whose sides each measure 5 inches?


Standard from Math, 16-19, Measurement Strand Compute the perimeter of polygons when all side lengths are given.

The ACT

The out-of bounds lines around a basketball court in Central Park need to be repainted. The court is a rectangle 90 feet long and 50 feet wide. What is the perimeter, in feet?

A. 140

B. 190

C. 230

D. 280

E. 4500


Next Steps

  • Curriculum Review Worksheets

Abbreviated Test Booklets:

Test Question Analysis Activity Booklets:

Sample Test Questions Matched to College

Readiness Standards Booklets


Next Steps


Dissemination of Results Table


Early Intervention Roster

  • School-level reports that identify students who qualify under three possible categories:

    • Early Identification

    • Coursework Intervention

    • Need for Assistance

  • Prioritizes students that need or have requested attention.


EXPLORE Early Intervention Rosters


EXPLORE Early Intervention Rosters


EXPLORE Early Intervention Rosters

Which of your students express a need for help in one or more areas?

What resources do you have or might you access to provide support?


Dissemination of Results Table


Questions/Reflections?


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