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WELCOME. Parents, Students, Staff Informational Workshop. PSAT/NMSQT – what is it?. PRELIMINARY SAT / NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST (11 TH GRADERS) MEASURES: Critical R eading, Math Problem Solving, and Writing skills.

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WELCOME

Parents, Students, Staff

Informational Workshop

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning S.H. Student Services

• PRELIMINARY SAT / NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST (11TH GRADERS)

• MEASURES: Critical Reading, Math Problem Solving, and Writing skills.

• PSAT/NMSQT scores are reported on a scale of 20 to 80. In 2009, The average score for 10TH graders was 42 in Critical Reading, 43 in Mathematics, and 41 in Writing Skills. (go for a 50 in each area).

• Sat Scores are reported on a scale of 200 to 800.

• Minimum college entrance scores are 500 in each area.

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Parent Information WorkshopWednesday May 26, 2010 Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School

• What do the PSAT Numbers mean?

• When should high school students take the SAT or the ACT?

• How many times should they take it?

• What does the AP Course or the Dual Enrollment Course mean?

• How are they different from Honors?

• Are there Pre-requisites for AP and Dual Enrollment Courses?

• What are the New Graduation Requirements for 2010-11?

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• The PSAT is given once a year- in the middle of October.

• M-DCPS covers the cost for all 10th grade students, 9thand 11th grade students must pay a \$13.00 fee.

• (The top 10 juniors* will receive fee waivers for the PSAT on October 13, 2010.)

• Reading: 48 questions - 2 sections of 25 minutes each.

• Mathematics: 38 questions – 2 sections of 25 minutes each.

• Writing 39 questions – 1 section of 30 minutes.

• ATM Tested 525 students last October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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• INDIVIDUAL Score Reports: have been distributed to the students, help your child interpret their score report.

• My College Quick Start™: this free service for students to explore colleges and careers on the college board website.

• AP Potential™: this service helps us to identify students who are likely to succeed in AP® courses.

• Summary of Answers and Skills: identify the students’ skill strengths and weaknesses.

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Here’s What AP can do for you:

• Confidence – to tackle the academic challenges that you can expect in college; develop better study habits, improve writing skills, and sharpen problem-solving abilities.

• Achievement – AP provides the opportunity to stand out in the college admission process and GPA bonus points.

• College Success – Take the challenge! The rewards you will experience when you get to college are worth the hard work.

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• Research shows taking AP can be useful in reducing the cost of college.

• AP Courses and exams help students complete their bachelor’s degree on time.

• AP has also emerged as an important factor in college scholarship decisions.

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Earning College Credit or Advanced Placement

With qualifying exam scores you can earn credit, advanced placement or both at more than 90 percent of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Score Reports are sent home the 3rd week of July!!!!!!!

SCORES: 5= extremely well qualified

4= well qualified

3= qualified

2= possibly qualified

1= no recommendation

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Through our partnership with FIU - this is an opportunity for students to earn high school credits and college credits simultaneously. Grades will become part of permanent high school AND college transcripts. STUDENTS WHO EARN A “C OR LOWER” IN ANY ONE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTIUE PARTICIPATING IN THE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM.

DUAL ENROLLMENT Student Application is available on line: www.fiu.edu/~understu/de/index.html

This form must be completed with signatures from the high school EVERY SEMESTER YOU WISH TO TAKE COURSES. Additional information on Dual Enrollment is available in room 201.

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2010-2011 Deadlines, one month prior to test date!

• October 9

• November 6

• December 4

• January 22*

• March 12

• May 7*

• June 4*

Cost: \$45.00, late fee \$23.00

Standby: \$38.00

*will be offered at ATM

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ACT dates for next year – (The American College Test)

Test Dates

• September 11, 2010

• October 23, 2010

• December 11, 2010*

• February 12, 2011*

• April 9, 2011

• June 11, 2011*

* Offered at ATM

COST \$32.00 Basic, with writing: \$47.00 ; late fee \$21.00 Standby \$41.00.

don’t forget DEADLINES – one month prior to test date!

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• Today, the SAT Reasoning Test is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college. Each year, more than two million students take the SAT. Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student's college readiness.

• Educators trust the SAT as a useful part of the college application process because the SAT is:

• The most researched standardized admissions test

• The standard in reliability and validity

• An internationally recognized, accurate measure of college readiness and scholarship potential

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• SAT Minimum of 500 Verbal 500 Math -1000 Total; 1200 for more competitive colleges.

• ACT Minimum of 20/21 verbal and 20/21 math (national medians)

• Bright Futures Scholarship Program –

• 1270 for 100%; 3.5 GPA

• 970 for 75%; 3.0 GPA

• Gold Seal 880 3.5 GPA Vocational, 3.0 Overall.

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• As a Concordance score to the FCAT Retakers: after three attempts to obtain a 300 on the FCAT, the State will substitute the following scores for graduation:

• SAT: 420 Verbal; 340 Math

• ACT: 18 Verbal; 15 Math

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A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F =0

Points

10 – 14 = D

15 – 24 = C

25 – 34 = B

35 – 40 = A

10 points = Total points needed to pass an annual course with a “D”

5 points = Total points needed to pass a semester course with a “D”

5 point rule = Students must earn at least 5 points (of the required minimum 10 points) in the 2nd semester. (The 3rd and 4th grading periods, plus the Final Exam)

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Alonzo and Tracy Mourning S.H. Student Services

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2012 - 2015

Class of Math Classes Must Take % of Final Grade

2012 Algebra 1 9th Grade FCAT 0

+ 3 more 10th Grade FCAT 0

2013 Algebra 1 9th Grade FCAT 0

+ 3 more 10th Grade FCAT 0

2014 Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 EOC 30

Geometry + 2 more Geometry EOC 30

2015 Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 EOC 50

Geometry + 2 more Geometry EOC 50

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Alonzo and Tracy Mourning S.H. Student Services

SCIENCE FlowchartChanges that affect ATM Students

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Curricular Options FlowchartIncoming Students

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Testing Flowchart

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

Curricular Options- Science Flowchart

Existing Freshmen

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

Testing Flowchart

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

Curricular Options FlowchartExisting Sophomores

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

Testing Flowchart

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

Biology I EOC Assessment Flowchart

• This assessment will be a computer-based test administered the last few weeks of the course.

• Not yet determined:

• Reporting categories

• Range of points for each reporting category

• How many questions (length of test)

• How long each session will be (administration time)

• Achievement levels and cut scores

May 6, 2010 Florida Department of Education

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for students who are entering 9th grade in 2010-2011 and thereafter.

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Summer Orientation- New Students entering 9

August 14, 2010

9:00 a.m.

Mourning Senior High

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Mourning Senior High entering 9