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  1. Waverly High SchoolParent Academy Welcome!

  2. Tests • OGT • ACT PLAN • PSAT • ACT • SAT • ASVAB • WHS quarterly assessments

  3. Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) ODE is in the process of changing testing requirements but all students that are presently in high school fall under the OGT requirement.

  4. OGT • Must pass to graduate and receive a diploma • First opportunity is March of students’ sophomore year • This year March 14 through 18 • Reading • Math • Writing • Science • Social studies

  5. OGT • Scaled score of 400 required for all sections. • Each section is made up of approximately 48 raw points. • Each raw point equals approximately 8 scaled points. • Students need to get approximately 34 raw points to pass. (70%)

  6. OGT • Correct and thorough answers to 2 and 4 point questions are critical to passing. • State average on 2 point questions is .9 • State average on 4 point questions is 2.1 • Students must write to earn these points • Multiple choice points make up approximately 69% of points. • Students cannot pass on multiple choice alone

  7. Reading: • 5 reading passages • 1 long—900 to 1200 words • Literary or informational • 2 medium—500 to 900 words • 1 Literary • 1 Informational • 2 short—under 500 words • 2 informational or 1 and 1 • Time may be an issue for slow readers

  8. Reading: • 32 multiple choice—1 point each • 4 short answer—2 points each • 2 extended response—4 points each • 1 with the long passage • 1 with a medium passage TOTAL POINTS: 48

  9. Reading: • 2 point questions • Describe and explain why….. • Give one example and explain….. • Use information from each poem….. • Explain and use information from….. • Give two reasons why….. • Compare and contrast…..

  10. Reading: • 4 point questions • Give four examples…. • State two reasons and explain…. • Describe two characters in detail…. • Explain and give three examples….

  11. Math: • Number, number sense, operations—8-9 points • Measurement—8 points • Geometry and spatial sense—8 points • Patterns, functions, and algebra—10-11 points • Data analysis and probability—10-11 points TOTAL POINTS: 46

  12. Math: • 32 multiple choice—1 point each • 5 short answer—2 points each • 1 extended response—4 points • TOTAL POINTS: 46

  13. Math: • Easy—25 to 35 % • Rely on recall of facts and definitions • Average—40 to 50 % • Requires interpretation of a problem or situation and use of problem solving methods and informal reasoning (logic). • Difficult—15 to 25 % • Requires significant analysis and reasoning including abstract thinking

  14. Calculate the volume of the planter. Then calculate 3/4 of the volume. Be careful! One of the answer options is the complete volume of the planter.

  15. 4 point question

  16. What you’ll have to do • Calculate salaries with a $500 raise • Calculate salaries with a 2% raise • Evaluate what method gives the highest raise to the most people • State which method will probably win • Explain why this method will win (more money for more people) • Must have all 4 things written down to get 4 points

  17. Writing: • 2 writing prompts—18 points each • 1 short answer—2 points • 10 multiple choice—1 point each • TOTAL POINTS—48

  18. Writing: • Multiple choice questions • Punctuation, mainly commas • Subject / verb agreement • Proper pronoun usage • Proper use of conjunctions • Capitalization • Proper grammar

  19. Writing: • Short Answer • Prewriting • Topics • Resources • Paragraph revision • Choosing appropriate support material • Charts, graphs, drawings

  20. Writing: • Writing prompts • Usually • Personal experience • What if?

  21. Science: • 12 points • Science and technology • Scientific inquiry • Scientific way of knowing • 36 points • Earth and space science • Life sciences • Physical sciences TOTAL POINTS: 48

  22. Science • 32 multiple choice—1 point each • 4 short answer—2 points each • 2 extended response—4 points each • TOTAL POINTS: 48

  23. What common item do you see in the picture? What do you relate that item to?

  24. Science: • Helpful strategies • Common sense • Careful reading • Process of elimination • Deep thinking • Simplify by relating to common items and situations

  25. Social Studies: • History—14 points • People in societies and Geography—12 points • Economics, government and citizenship rights and responsibilities—13 points • Social Studies skills and methods—9 points • Reading maps, charts, graphs, timelines, etc • TOTAL POINTS: 48

  26. Social Studies: • 32 multiple choice—1 point each • 4 short answer—2 points each • 2 extended response—4 points each • TOTAL POINTS: 48

  27. Unemployment rate: Increase in unemployment rate because if people are spending less some people in sales will lose their jobs. Less sales will also make truckers and manufacturers have fewer jobs Spending: Less money to spend because people are paying more taxes

  28. Social Studies: • United States Amendments • 13th: Prohibited slavery • 14th: Citizenship for blacks • 15th: Right to vote for blacks • 16th: Federal income tax • 19th: Right to vote for women • 26th: Changed voting age to 18 (from 21) • United States Court Cases • Plessey v Ferguson • Brown v Board of Education

  29. OGT given: • March sophomore year • Summer • Fall junior year • March junior year • Summer • Fall senior year • March senior year Waverly High School will have after school tutoring for math and science starting in January.

  30. ACT PLAN • Pre ACT for sophomores • Used as a predictive of ACT success • English, Math, Reading, Science • Administered early fall • Cost is $10.10 • Results in November • Receive information in English class • Sign up in guidance office

  31. ACT PLAN

  32. PSAT/ NMSQT • Practice for the SAT • Chance to qualify for National Merit Scholarship when taken as a junior • Reading, math, and writing • Administered in the fall • Cost is $13.00 • Results in December

  33. ACT • Most widely used college entrance exam in the Midwest • Register online • English, math, reading, science • Writing optional but required by most colleges • Cost is $33.00, with writing is $48.00 • May take multiple times • Scores from multiple tests are NOT averaged • Students with an IEP may be allowed accommodations

  34. ACT • Check college website for • Score deadlines • Writing requirement • Average score for incoming freshmen • Required score for direct admittance to particular programs

  35. ACT • Dates • October 23 • December 11 • February 12 • April 9 • June 11 • Registration deadlines are 5 weeks before test date • College codes must be entered for score reports to be sent to desired colleges

  36. ACT • Testing locations • Pike County CTC • Chillicothe High School • Ohio University Chillicothe • Scioto County CTC • Shawnee State University

  37. ACT—questions

  38. ACT 21.7—WHS average composite score 21.8—Ohio average composite score 21.0—national average composite score • College benchmarks for sub scores • English—18 • Math—22 (college algebra) • Science—24 • 50% chance of a B or higher in college • 75% chance of a C or higher in college

  39. Courses make a difference! Courses average math score college ready

  40. Courses make a difference!

  41. SAT • Required by a few colleges • More likely to be required at • Private schools • Top nationwide universities • California schools • Some east coast schools • Check university / college website

  42. SAT • Core test—reading, math, writing • Subject tests—20 • English, math, history, science, languages • Most colleges require 2 to 3 • Cost is $47 plus $21 for subject tests • Given at Chillicothe High School—limited dates

  43. ASVAB • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery • Given in October for interested juniors and seniors • Results in November • Administering to all sophomores in March • Results in April

  44. ASVAB • Measures strengths and weaknesses • Helps students identify possible careers based on interests • Provides students with career information and statistics • Identifies additional education needed for various careers

  45. ASVAB • 8 subject areas • Arithmetic reasoning • Mathematics knowledge • Word knowledge • Paragraph comprehension • General science • Mechanical comprehension • Electronics information • Auto and shop information

  46. ASVAB • Used by the armed forces for anyone interested in a military career • Scores determine which branch is available to students • Scores determine which jobs a person is eligible to have in each service branch