ReadiStep Resultsand College Readiness Pike Middle School 2010-2011
What is the ReadiStep Test? • A low-stakes 8th grade assessment that provides formative assessment feedback regarding the student’s progress toward college readiness. • The ReadiStep assessment is designed by College Board, the same company that creates the PSAT and the SAT. • ReadiStep is designed to be a predictor of a student’s PSAT and/or SAT score.
What is the significance of these scores? • The test questions are Aligned with the College Board Standards for College Success™, a national model of rigorous academic content standards. • Test results reveal how your child performs nationally compared to that of other 8th graders who took the same test in the U.S.
What areas are tested in the ReadiStep test? • Critical Reading • Writing Skills • Mathematics
What do test scores mean? • Test scores range from 2.0 to 8.0 and are an indication of student performance in each subject area at the time of testing. Results are intended to give general feedback on students’ current academic skills so that they can plan for and improve in the future. • Target score for college readiness is 5.0 • Scores of 6.0 or higher indicate a strong skill base and advanced classes are recommended
How is the ReadiStep assessment scored? • Students receive one point for each correct answer. • No penalty points are deducted for incorrect responses. • Target score for college readiness is 5.0
Where should we go from here? • Determine the pathway your child should go • Encourage rigorous coursework where applicable by registering for pre ap classes • Remediate weaker areas • Utilize www.collegeboard.com and other helpful websites and stay informed
Creating a college bound climate • Talk to your child about career interests • Have your child make a list of potential colleges/universities that are of interest to him or her • Visit local campuses in the summer to peak interest • Start college/university visits early