# Sequoia Middle School - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

1 / 23

Sequoia Middle School. School Counseling and Guidance Program CST Goal Setting & Test Taking Strategies. National Standard. Academic Standard A Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span. .

## Related searches for Sequoia Middle School

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

Sequoia Middle School

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

## Sequoia Middle School

School Counseling and Guidance Program

CST Goal Setting & Test Taking Strategies

## National Standard

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.

## Student Competency

A:A3 Achieve School Success

## Target Group

7th & 8th Grade “Bubble-ups” (Students scoring

347 – 335 in LA and/or Math CST in 2006).

### Why did we do this?

• Goal setting lessons were well received by students.

• CST Math 24.3% LA 29.6% PRO/ADV 2006

• No Child Left Behind – Need to raise test scores!

April 2007

Bubble up Students in small groups

Reviewed Goal Setting

Reviewed Test Taking Strategies PPT

Set a personal CST goal

Developed a Plan

### CST Goal Setting Groups

Questions discussed were:

What do YOU need to do to improve your test scores?

What is your goal for this year’s CST/CAT6?

What is your 3-5 step plan?

How will you know you have met your goal? (Evaluate)

### ExplanationData Mining!

• Student data shows that:

• 72% of 7th graders improved their 2007 CST scores in one or both areas.

• 66% of 8th graders improved their 2007 CST scores in one or both areas.

### ExplanationData Mining!

• Further research of student data showed that:

• 77% of 7th graders that had improved their test scores scored PRO or ADV on their 2007 CST.

• 62% of 8th graders that had improved their test scores scored PRO or ADV on their 2007 CST.

### September 2007 Session included:

• Students received a copy of their goal-setting sheet from their April group.

• Students could see their 2006 scores, their 2007 scores and review their goal and plan.

• Students reviewed 7th grade test results of all students participating in goal-setting group.

• Students participated in an electronic survey.

### Did you reach your CST goal?

Yet, the data shows 72% of 7th graders improved their 2007 CST scores even though they may not have met their goals.

### Results

• 72% of students reported that the test taking strategies lesson was helpful to them.

• 53% of students reported that the goal setting activity was helpful. 38% stated they left the office and never thought about it again!

• 85% of students intend to use a goal setting plan to help them on their 2008 CSTs!

### Trends

• 68% of students that improved their scores felt the goal setting activity was helpful.

• 60% of the students that didn’t improve their scores felt the goal setting activity wasn’t helpful to them.

• YET, 85% of total students intend to use a goal setting plan to help them on their 2008 CSTs!

### Lessons Learned

• Groups were successful.

• Pre and Post surveys will allows us to find out true impacts on attitudes, knowledge, and skills.

• While many things impact student success on CSTs, students that met their goals had a tendency to feel that the goal setting activity was helpful.

• Those students who did not improve, generally didn’t follow through with their plan after the group.

• Students felt that this activity would work with other bubble-up kids, but not many thought it would work with BBS or FBB students.

### Implications

• We have used thi same activity with our AB1802 students to see if they will be successful at moving their scores in an upward motion.

• All 7th graders have set testing goals.

• All 8th grade Bubble Ups have set testing goals.

• We incorporated the goal setting process into our career guidance lessons with 95% success on the post test.

• We will continue to report our results!

### Thank you!

• Teachers who participated and supported.

• Administration for consultation and support of the program.

• Working together we are succeeding!

The Sequoia School Counseling program is committed to contributing in a meaningful way to the academic achievement of all students The End

Sequoia Counseling Eyrie

Where Eaglets Fledge