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  1. Dreams to Reality Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Cari Lousch Field Coordinator for Student Preparation (918) 813-3199

  2. OK EPAS • Setting a Goal


  4. Making the Right Moves

  5. Educational Planning Assessment System:EPAS: EXPLORE, PLAN & ACT One Common Score Scale EXPLORE PLAN ACT • English, Mathematics, Reading, Science Reasoning • UNIACT Interest Inventory • Needs Assessment 25 32 36

  6. EXPLORE (Baby ACT) • Score Range 1-25 • Test items from ACT pool of questions • Directions/format same as ACT • Gives a “predicted” PLAN score range • Interest Inventory/Needs Assessment • Provides specific strategies for moving into the next score band • Students can see their own correct/incorrect answers and use EXPLORE to prepare for PLAN & ACT!

  7. PLAN (originally Pre-ACT) • Score range 1-32 • Test items from ACT pool of questions • Directions/format same as ACT • Gives a “predicted” ACT score range • Interest Inventory/Needs Assessment • Provides specific strategies for moving into the next score band • Students can see their own correct/incorrect answers and use PLAN test to study for ACT

  8. ACT • English, Math, Reading, Science scores • Score Range 1-36 • Criteria used by colleges for admissions, scholarships, placement into college courses • Interest Inventory/Needs Assessment • Comparison of the student to current students at the colleges they choose

  9. Regents’ ACT Standards ADMISSIONS OSU/OU ACT Composite 24 Regional Universities ACT Composite 21 2-Year Colleges Open *(individual institutions may vary)

  10. Zero-Level College Courses • 19/Math ACT to take College Algebra • 19/English ACT to take Comp 1 • 19/Science ACT to take an Intro Science • 19/Reading ACTto take History, Psychology, Humanities, Sociology, Political Science, other intro level Social Science *A committee has been convened to consider changes to the cut scores over the next few years!

  11. PLAN A Real ACT

  12. Holland’s CodesJohn Holland Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional Other Sources: What Color is Your Parachute? Richard N. Bolles Occupational Outlook Handbook Online www.

  13. Oklahoma’s PromiseOklahoma Higher Learning Access Program(OHLAP)

  14. Family Income Less than $50,000/year • Enroll before June 30, after 10th grade • Take OKPromise (ACE) curriculum • Maintain 2.5 GPA (overall & core) • Good Attendance • Stay out of trouble!

  15. Oklahoma’s Promise

  16. Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship • Pays the equivalent of public college tuition; can be used at private colleges and for some career-tech programs. • Pays only for the actual hours enrolled; no minimum enrollment required. • Good for up to five years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree

  17. Some OKPromise Issues • Math – NOT Intermediate Algebra and NOT Math of Finance • History/Citizenship Skills – NOT Psychology • NOT Sociology • Two GPA’s: 2.5 for ALL courses • AND 2.5 in the 17 unit core • Website:

  18. Second Income Screen • Beginning in the Fall of 2011 Current law states that the colleges will conduct a second income screen for OKPromise Students enrolling as freshmen. Students whose family income is above $100,000 at the time of enrollment will not be eligible to receive OKPromise funds.

  19. Undocumented Immigrant • Students enrolling in OKPromise after • June 30, 2007 will not be eligible to receive college funds without documentation (*They may still enroll in the program, but must be documented • upon college entrance.) • Students enrolled in OKPromise prior to • June 30,2007 are grandfathered in. • Homeschool & Unaccredited School • 22 ACT requirement

  20. New in August 2008 • 2nd Income Screen for Adopted students: Birth-12 years - $150,000 13-17 years - $200,000 *Applies only to children adopted from DHS Custody

  21. Value OKPromise pays 100% of tuition for up to 5 years at state public institutions (equivalent rate applied toward private college tuition) Remedial courses NOT included! OKPromise will not pay out-of-state tuition, but students returning to Oklahoma for college in 3 years are still eligible OKPromise may now be used for other eligible costs, when students have other scholarships covering tuition. Some Oklahoma colleges (OSU, OU, NSU, NEO, Cameron and others) are now providing additional funding for OKPromise students !

  22. High School Students Completing OKPromise Requirements(by Grad Year) $50,000 $32,000 $24,000 As of 10-01-07

  23. Where Do OK Promise Students Attend College?

  24. High School GPA’sfor All Courses

  25. ACT Scores2001-2007

  26. College-Going Rates Compared to All Oklahoma HS Graduates

  27. Full-Time College Enrollment* *OK Promise students enrolled in 12 hours or more per fall or spring semester; all undergraduates enrolled in 10 hours or more.

  28. Degree Completion Rates: Classes of 1996 to 2001(Degrees earned through 2005-06)

  29. Oklahoma’s PromiseFor more info and the online application, visit the website

  30. OSRHE Summer Academies! Each summer, FREE summer academies in Science & Math are sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education! Students entering grades 8-12 should visit the Regents website:, or the student portal:, after the first of the year!

  31. Recent camps have been offered in: • AEROSPACE • Forensics • Robotics • Video-Game Creation/Technology • Ecology/Wildlife Conservation • Encryption • Engineering (Engineering) • Fire Science • Wind & Oil Energy

  32. Applications open on March 1, and many camps fill up. So early application is important! • Academies are for all types of students! You don’t have to be the “straight A” student to be accepted! Just be willing to participate and to challenge yourself in a fun and exciting learning environment!

  33. Oklahoma State UniversityFired Up and Research & Engineering!

  34. Cameron: Science Detectives Article in OKAHEC News, Fall 2007 OK Area Health Education Centers

  35. NSU / CSI Equine Forensic Mystery Pictures and article in Tulsa World, 6/20/2007

  36. SWOSU – Oklahoma Giants: Exploring the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics of Wind and Oil Energy in Oklahoma Picture and article in Daily Oklahoman Business Energy Section, 7/13/2007.