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Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

Administered to all 10th graders in GuilfordCounty

on October 16, 2013.


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

Whatis ?

  • Curriculum-basedachievement test thatmeasurescollegereadiness

  • Most powerfulpredictor of performance on the ACT

  • Used for course placement

  • CareerInterestInventory and educational/career plans collected


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

Part 1

(takes 60 minutes to complete; doneprior to test day)

  • Student Information and Background

  • Future Plans

  • StudentNeedsAssessment

  • InterestInventory (72 questions)


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

10th graders willcomplete Part 1 of the PLAN on October 9th in the cafeteria. Bring a pencil & beprepared to complete the entiresurvey!



Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

Part 2 willbeadministered to all 10th graders on October 16th in homeroom!


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

  • What to bring to homeroom Oct. 16:

  • calculator

  • #2 pencils – bring at least 4

  • (wooden pencils only)


What you are not allowed to have or do during the test
What you are NOT allowed to have or do during the test:

  • no food/drink

  • No Cell phones – cannot be on at all!

  • No Highlighters

  • No Scratch paper – you CAN write in test booklet

  • No dictionaries of any sort allowed

  • Cannot look around

  • Cannot share calculator with someone

  • Cannot go back to a test section after time has been called for that section, or fill in ovals!

  • Cannot look ahead in the test booklet


Doing your best
Doing Your Best

  • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test.

  • Follow directions exactly, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

  • Mark your answer folder carefully. Fill in the ovals neatly.

  • Don't spend too much time on any single question. For hard ones, choose the answer you think is best and move on.

  • Just like the ACT, there is no penalty for guessing. Be sure to answer every question.

    • Read all the possible answers before choosing one. Eliminate every answer you know is wrong, then pick the best one from those left.


The english test
The English Test

  • Twosubscores

    • Usage/mechanics (30 questions)

      • Punctuation (7 questions)

      • Grammar and Usage (9 questions)

      • Sentence Structure (14 questions)

    • Rhetoricalskills(20 questions)

      • Strategy (6 questions)

      • Organization (7 questions)

      • Style (7 questions)

  • Contains four reading (prose) passages of approximately 300 wordsfollowed by multiple choice questions.


The math test
The Math Test

  • Twosubscores

    • Pre-Algebra/Algebra (22 questions)

      • Pre-Algebra (14 questions)

      • Algebra (8 questions)

    • Geometry (18 questions)

      • Plane Geometry (11 questions)

      • CoordinateGeometry (7 questions)


The math test1
The Math Test

  • All questions are multiple choice.

  • Test focuses on the ability to reason quantitatively rather than on memorized formulas or involved computations.

  • Use of calculators ispermitted on the Math Test.


The math test2
The Math Test

ProhibitedCalculators

These types of calculators are prohibited:

  • Texas Instruments: All model numbers that begin with TI-89 or TI-92

  • Hewlett-Packard: hp 48GII and all model numbers that begin with hp 40G or hp 49G

  • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G

  • calculators with built-in computer algebra systems

  • pocket organizers

  • handheld or laptop computers

  • electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted.

  • calculators built into cellular phones or other electronic communication devices

  • calculators with a typewriter keypad (keys in QWERTY format)—Calculators with letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted.


The reading test
The Reading Test

  • Containsthreereading passages of approximately 500 wordsfollowed by multiple choicequestions.

  • Prose Fiction (8 questions)

  • Humanities (9 questions)

  • Social Sciences (8 questions)


The reading test1
The Reading Test

  • Skills measured include:

    • referring to details in the passage

    • drawing conclusions

    • making comparisons and generalizations

  • Not tested:

    • knowledge of information outside the passages

    • vocabulary taken out of context

    • rules of formal logic


The science test
The Science Test

  • Content areas covered

    • Earth/Space Science

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • Physics

      (no more thantwotopics per content area)


The science test1
The Science Test

  • Stimulus material

    • Data representation(2 sets of information;10 questions)

      • graphs, tables, and other schematic forms

    • Researchsummaries(2 sets of information;14 questions)

      • descriptions of several related experiments

    • Conflictingviewpoints(1 set of information;6 questions)

      • two or more hypotheses that are inconsistent with one another


The science test2
The Science Test

  • Multiple-choice questions follow each set of information

    • Understand the information provided

    • Examine critically the relationships between the information and the hypotheses developed

    • Generalize from the information in order to draw conclusions or make predictions

  • The use of calculators is notpermitted on the Science Test.


Reports
Reports

Schools will receive:

For the student

  • Individual Student Score Reports (2)

    • Scores

    • Course Plans

    • CollegeReadiness Benchmarks

    • College/Career plans

    • NeedsAssessment

    • CareerInterestInventory

    • Item Analysis

  • “Using Your PLAN Results”


Sample student score report
SampleStudent Score Report

Scores:


Sample student score report1
SampleStudent Score Report

Course Plans and CollegeReadiness Benchmarks:


College readiness benchmark scores
CollegeReadiness Benchmark Scores

The ACT Benchmark Score indicates a 50% chance of obtaining a “B” or a 75% chance of obtaining a “C” in correspondingcredit-bearingcollege courses.


Sample student score report2
SampleStudent Score Report

College/Career Plans:


Sample student score report3
SampleStudent Score Report

Needsassessment:


Sample student score report4
SampleStudent Score Report

CareerInterestInventory:


Sample student score report5
SampleStudent Score Report

Item Analysis: for ALL four sections!


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

  • The individual score report provided to students and their families indicates for each of the four subject areas:

    • How many questions were answered correctly

    • How many questions were omitted (there is no penalty for guessing, so an omitted item is marked as incorrect)

    • How many questions were answered incorrectly

    • Prescriptive suggestions on how to improve each of the key skills measured by PLAN

    • How the student’s PLAN score in each subject area compares to established benchmark scores (below/at/above) indicating the likelihood of being ready for first-year college courses


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

What to bring to families indicates for each of the four subject areas:homeroom Oct. 16th :

Permitted calculator

#2 pencils – bring at least 4 wooden, sharpened ones


Administered to all 10th graders in guilford county on october 16 2013

http://www.act.org/planstudent families indicates for each of the four subject areas:/

Visit this website for more information!

Find this website and more information about PLAN and the ACT on our school website!