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  1. Using My College QuickStart™: A Free, Online College and Career Planning Kit for students who take the PSAT/NMSQT College Board Middle States Regional Forum February 14, 2008

  2. To learn about My College QuickStart to support student college readiness and career planning. To hear real life best practices from an exemplary educator on effectively using My College QuickStart and to gain ideas for using it with your students. Today’s Goals 2

  3. Introduction Mimi Lee, PSAT/NMSQT Program, College Board Tour My College QuickStart Jennifer Brown, Product Manager, My College QuickStart Pro, College Board Dot Com Using My College QuickStart at Nazareth Academy High School, PA Sister Constance Sabalauskas, Guidance Director, Nazareth Academy High School Concluding remarks and Q&A Agenda 3

  4. My College QuickStart 4

  5. My College QuickStart • My College QuickStart is provided to PSAT/NMSQT test-takers only. • It is a free, personalized college and career planning kit that takes student information and answers provided when they took the test, and presents personalized data back in four main parts: • * My Online Score Report • * My SAT Study Plan • * My College Matches • * My Major and Career Matches • Available in mid-December 5

  6. My College QuickStart New this year: Educators can see and experience My College QuickStart firsthand using a demo account! To log in: Go to the Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) reports homepage www.collegeboard.com/reports; sign in with your SOAS access code, which is printed in the upper-right corner your school's Roster of Student Scores and Plans; and click on ‘MCQS Demo Wednesday Test’ or ‘MCQS Demo Saturday Test’. 6

  7. My College QuickStart New this year: My College QuickStart is provided to middle school students and PSSS test-takers. Note: Middle school students are presented with The Official SAT Question of the Day instead of the My SAT Study Plan. 7

  8. My College QuickStart • New this year: • My College QuickStart resources are available • Fromwww.collegeboard.com/ resoures, • click on “resources” for access to: • Lesson plans • How-to guides on getting connected • Implementation Guide containing best practices • Parent communication 8

  9. My College QuickStart: Signing in www.collegeboard.com/quickstart Enter the access code from the student paper score report Click on Sign In 9

  10. My College QuickStart My Online Score Report • Look Beyond Your Score • Access test questions, student answers, and complete answer explanations • Sort answers; e.g. “questions answered incorrectly or omitted” • Find out the projected SAT score range • See state and national percentiles 10

  11. My College QuickStart My Online Score Report • Look Beyond Your Score • Access test questions, student answers, and complete answer explanations • Sort answers; e.g. “questions answered incorrectly or omitted” • Find out the projected SAT score range • See state and national percentiles 11

  12. My College QuickStart My Online Score Report Students can sort questions to review types of questions they answered incorrectly or omitted • Look Beyond Your Score • Access test questions, student answers, and complete answer explanations • Sort answers; e.g. “questions answered incorrectly or omitted” • Find out the projected SAT score range • See state and national percentiles 12

  13. My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan • Prepare for the SAT • High school students can make the most of their PSAT/NMSQT results with their own customized SAT study plan: • Find out skills to improve, for each student based on their PSAT/NMSQT results • Get acquainted with the format of the SAT and learn test-taking approaches • Access an official SAT practice test • Sign up for the SAT Question of the Day 13

  14. My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan • Prepare for the SAT • Students can make the most of their PSAT/NMSQT results with their own customized SAT study plan: • Find out skills to improve, for each student based on their PSAT/NMSQT results • Get acquainted with the format of the SAT and learn test-taking approaches • Access an official SAT practice test • Sign up for the SAT Question of the Day 14

  15. My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan • Prepare for the SAT • Students can make the most of their PSAT/NMSQT results with their own customized SAT study plan: • Find out skills to improve, for each student based on their PSAT/NMSQT results • Get acquainted with the format of the SAT and learn test-taking approaches • Access an official SAT practice test • Sign up for the SAT Question of the Day 15

  16. My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan Review and Practice On Review and Practice pages, students can review PSAT/NMSQT questions they missed and answer SAT practice questions of the same type. 16

  17. My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan Express SAT Sign Up Students that take the PSAT/NMSQT are on their way to taking the SAT; their information is pre-populated for easier SAT registration. 17

  18. My College QuickStart My College Matches Jump-Start the College Search Get a list of colleges that offer the student’s indicated preferred major in their home state. 18

  19. My College QuickStart My Major and Career Matches • Connect to the Possibilities • When students take the PSAT/NMSQT, they indicate a major they’re interested in. My Major and Career matches provides: • A full profile of the indicated major • Related majors • Related careers 19

  20. My College QuickStart My Major and Career Matches • Connect to the Possibilities • Students are provided with a full profile of their indicated major, including: • Ways to prepare while still in high school • A list of courses students can expect to take in college • Possible careers associated with various degree levels 20

  21. My College QuickStart My Major and Career Matches Discover the Unknown If a student is uncertain of his/her major of interest or would like to explore other possible matches, MyRoad includes a personality test to help them discover majors and careers that match their interests. 21

  22. Using My College QuickStart at Nazareth Academy, PA Sister Constance Sabalauskas Guidance Director Nazareth Academy High School 22

  23. From preparation: involve counselors, students, parents To incorporating QuickStart into college counseling and our developmental program Getting There 23

  24. Informed them that Quickstart was available for all test takers. Take the QuickStart tour and become familiar with the program. Explore the QuickStart demo for either the Wednesday or Saturday PSAT. Counselors 24

  25. Had small group meetings with 11th graders to create their CB accounts. Had 9th and 10th graders create CB accounts before December. Had 9th grade Counselor assign a user name. Test-Takers 25

  26. Returned PSAT results in class meetings, using CB’s power point presentation. (This year and last year CB’s slides also had information about QuickStart.) Class Meetings 26

  27. Met with 11th graders for a tour of QuickStart. (1st semester) Incorporated QuickStart in College Planning sessions with eleventh graders. (2nd semester) Small Group Meeting 27

  28. Devised a PSAT/QuickStart worksheet to “encourage” students to use the program. (Takes about 15 minutes for a student to complete the worksheet.) Clearing the First Hurdle 28

  29. Projected SAT (or PSAT) scores Standing in state Five colleges with student’s major Major, related majors, related careers Student discoveries while using this resource PSAT/QuickStart Worksheet 29

  30. Counselors used worksheet to jumpstart individual counseling for SATs and college planning. Considering My Online ScoreReport and My College Matches for college counseling. Implementation (Grade 11) 30

  31. Counselors used worksheet for PSAT prep and career counseling. 10th grade Counselor used the ORA Personality Profiler for further career counseling with individual students. Implementation (Grade 9 & 10) 31

  32. User name and password problems: have students respond to prompts in QuickStart. Call College Board at 888-477-7728 (8AM to 4 PM EST) Give: Name, DOB, SS#, school name, address, CEEB code, home address, phone, username, e-mail, PSAT access code, type of error or error code Troubleshooting 32

  33. Power point presentation for PSAT QuickStart tour QuickStart demo for Wednesday or Saturday test Worksheets: My Online Score Report, ORA Personality Profiler, My College Matches, My Majors College Board Resources 33

  34. My College QuickStart General Information 34

  35. My College QuickStart (for students) www.collegeboard.com/quickstart My College QuickStart (for educators) http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/prepare/quickstart My College QuickStart Resources www.collegeboard.com/resources My College QuickStart Demo Account www.collegeboard.com/reports Web URL’s 35

  36. My College QuickStart Resources Access My College QuickStart resources from the College Board website: Demo Account- see it for yourself Lesson plans- lead students through specific sections of the tool How-To Guides- show students how to set up their accounts and connect Implementation Guide- discover best practices 36

  37. Questions? If you have further questions, please contact: Mimi Lee – mlee@collegeboard.org Jennifer Brown – jbrown@collegeboard.org Sister Constance Sabalauskas – sabalauskas@nazarethacademyhs.org 37