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California State University Counselor Days 2010. College Admission By the Numbers. 3.2 million high school graduates nationwide More than sixty-five percent go on to postsecondary education Source: NACAC State of College Admission 2007 Report Nearly 2.6million students took the ACT in 2009-10.

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California state university counselor days 2010

California State UniversityCounselor Days2010


College Admission By the Numbers

  • 3.2 million high school graduates nationwide

  • More than sixty-five percent go on to postsecondary education

    Source: NACAC State of College Admission 2007 Report

  • Nearly 2.6million students took the ACT in 2009-10


Act s college and career readiness system was developed to help states and schools
ACT’s College and Career Readiness System was Developed toHelp States and Schools...

  • Set and attain standards for learning

  • Ensure student readiness forpost-secondary education and work

  • Monitor student performance over time

  • Determine progress toward school,district, and state standards


Helping students prepare for high school and transitions after high school

8th/9th

10th

11th/12th

11th/12th

Instructional Improvement Program


California common core standards initiative
California Common Core Standards Initiative

College & Career Readiness

48 states and 2 territories, led by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, have signed on to the Common Core Initiative

ACT College and Career Readiness Standards align with the Common Core


Benefits of statewide
Benefits of Statewide

Effective and proven tool in support of initiatives designed to:

  • Promote postsecondary access for all students

  • Increase college readiness for all students through early intervention

  • Decrease the need for remediation/ developmental coursework in college


California class of 2010
CaliforniaClass of 2010

  • 90,371 students took the ACT -- an increase of 8,877

  • 22% of California graduates took the ACT

  • 48 % took the SAT

  • California average ACT score: 22.2 - for past three years

  • California graduates sent more than 143,747ACT scores

    to colleges

  • Fifty four California students achieved a “Perfect 36”

    ACT programs support college and career readiness for all students!


West Region Average ACT Scores - Class of 2010

AK 28% 21.1

AZ 28% 20.0

CA 22% 22.2

CO 100% 20.6

HI 22% 21.6

ID 60% 21.8

KS 75% 22.0

MT 58% 22.0

NE 73% 22.1

NV 30% 21.5

ND 81% 21.5

OR 34% 21.5

SD 79% 21.8

UT 71% 21.8

WA 19% 23.0

WY 100% 20.0

National Average Score: 21.0

Score Scale: 1-36


California students class of 2010 who met college readiness benchmarks
California Students – Class of 2010Who Met College Readiness Benchmarks


California students class of 2010 who met college readiness benchmarks1
California Students – Class of 2010Who Met College Readiness Benchmarks


California class of 2010 college readiness by race ethnicity
California Class of 2010College Readinessby Race/ Ethnicity


Score report preference at time of testing
Score Report Preference (at time of testing)



Act updates new
ACT Updates – New!

  • ACT Registration online

    • Immediate confirmation of test center assignment

    • Print admission ticket

  • Expanded web services for students

    • Extended Time

    • Standby

  • Reorder registration packets or fee waivers

    • 1-800-553-6244 ext. 1270


Act updates new1
ACT Updates – New!

  • College and Test Center Codes

  • Student ID --Raised or inked school seal now required for all ID letters

  • Changes to Student Profile Section

    • Race/ethnicity

    • Type of phone

    • Parental income

    • Religious affiliation

    • Parental Education level


Explore plan updates
EXPLORE/PLAN Updates

  • EXPLORE and PLAN order forms are now available only online at www.act.org/education

  • New!

    • One reporting package

    • No additional cost for accommodated materials

    • Pre-paid return envelopes


Act college and career readiness workshops california 2010
ACT College and Career Readiness WorkshopsCalifornia 2010

Date City Location

10/05/2010 Redding The McConnell Foundation - Lema Ranch

10/06/2010 Sacramento Sacramento County Office of Education

10/07/2010 Fresno Fresno Pacific University

10/14/2010 Rohnert Park Doubletree Hotel

10/19/2010 La Mirada Biola University

10/20/2010 Westlake Village Oaks Christian School

10/21/2010 San Diego University of San Diego

10/27/2010 Santa Clara Santa Clara University

11/01/2010 Costa Mesa Orange County Department of Education

11/02/2010 Long Beach Courtyard by Marriott

11/03/2010 Ontario Holiday Inn Ontario Airport

11/04/2010 Los Angeles Occidental College

11/09/2010 Oakland Mills College

Please join us!

Free registration available at www.act.org


For more ACT information, contact

California Secondary School Consultant:

Roderick Campbell

Consultant

ACT West Region

Sacramento Office

916.631.9200

Roderick.campbell@act.org

Higher Education Consultant:

Warren Muller

Postsecondary Consultant

ACT West Region

Sacramento Office

916.631.9200

Warren.muller@act.org

THANKS for all you do for students!


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