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Step on the Path to Success. 2013-14. Agenda. What is ReadiStep ™ ? How can ReadiStep help you? What ’ s on the test? How do you prepare? What happens on test day? What happens after the test? Resources and additional information. Step on the Path to Success: What is ReadiStep ™ ?.

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agenda
Agenda

What is ReadiStep™?

How can ReadiStep help you?

What’s on the test?

How do you prepare?

What happens on test day?

What happens after the test?

Resources and additional information

a pathway to the future
A Pathway to the Future

The College Board’s College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated assessments that help measure your college and career readiness from now through the 12th grade.

Helping Increase Your College and Career Readiness

how can readistep help you
How Can ReadiStep™ Help You?

ReadiStep helps you by providing:

  • Early indicators of yourcollege readiness
  • Tools to help improveyour skills
    • Planning for your transitionto high school
  • Resources to help you identifycareer interests
  • Information to help your teachers adjust your courses
what s on the test
What’s on the Test?
  • No essays or open-ended questions
  • Three multiple-choice sections:

Reading Skills:

    • Reading passages and sentencecompletions
    • 40 minutes; 45 questions

Writing Skills:

    • Identifying errors and improving grammarand usage
    • 40 minutes; 50 questions

Math Skills:

    • Questions on operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability
    • 40 minutes; 36 questions
    • 20 minutes (18 questions) with calculator
    • 20 minutes (18 questions) without calculator
critical reading
Critical Reading

Sentence Completion (30%)

Passage Based (70%)

writing skills
Writing Skills

Improving Paragraphs (11%)

Improving Sentences (56%)

Identifying Sentence Errors (33%)

mathematics
Mathematics
  • Multiple-choice questions covering:
  • Number and Operations (35%)
  • Data, Statistics, and Probability (15%)
  • Geometry and Measurement (25%)
  • Algebra (25%)
no preparation necessary
No Preparation Necessary
  • ReadiStep™
  • Measures your current skills and provides feedback on how you can improve in the future.
  • Intended to help you —now and later.

Your best preparation is your interest in learning and challenging yourself with the most rigorous courses available.

what happens on test day
What Happens on Test Day?
  • What you need to bring:
      • No. 2 pencil
      • Calculator, if available
  • Helpful hints:
      • Read all directions.
      • Read all answer choices carefully.
      • Do scratch work in the test book.
      • Work at a steady pace.
      • Answer all questions—there’s no penalty for guessing.
what happens after the test
What Happens After the Test?

Scores sent to your school in December.

You Receive:

  • Score reports showing performance relative to other students similar to you, and performance on each test question
  • Online college- andcareer-planning tools
  • Tools to improve your skills
additional resources
Additional Resources:

Additional Information available atreadistep.collegeboard.org

ReadiStep™ helps you take the next step toward college readiness by providing:

  • MyRoad™
    • Helps you explore majors and careers using a free online planning tool
  • Skills Insight™
    • Provides insight into the your skill levels and suggestions for improvement