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Juniors_Goal Setting

  1. 1. Welcome Juniors What’s Your Direction? Have a seat in your assigned section No food or drink in the auditorium Keep your feet on the floor
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Writing exam </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting </li></ul><ul><li>ACT prep course </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul>
  3. 4. Live in 3D-DIRECTION <ul><li>Decisions today will determine your direction tomorrow. </li></ul>
  4. 5. PSAE? What is the PSAE? <ul><li>The Prairie State Achievement Exam is a state mandated two day test required for graduation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day 1 ACT + Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day 2 Reading and Math Workkeys test and state authored Science test </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. When is the PSAE? <ul><li>Wednesday, April 28-ACT plus Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, April 29-WorkKeys </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH days matter </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH employers and colleges (ECC too) will see your scores </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH tests assess college and career readiness skills . </li></ul>
  6. 7. PSAE? Why should I care? <ul><li>PSAE scores in reading, math, science and writing are printed on your final transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting standards shows that your high school diploma means something. Charger Pride! </li></ul><ul><li>Workkeys test scores are used by employers. Good Workkeys scores means better paying jobs! $$$$$$ </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a free ACT! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s graduation requirement. </li></ul>
  7. 8. ACT Writing <ul><li>Timed persuasive writing </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Rubric </li></ul>
  8. 9. Goal Setting <ul><li>Goal-setting is a powerful exercise. When you write down your plans, they have a way of becoming reality. This goal-setting worksheet will help you define what’s important to you. In addition, you can see how all of your goals are connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Worksheet </li></ul>
  9. 10. ACT Prep Course <ul><li>Registration is open until January 8 th </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday/Thursday option or Saturday (starts Jan 26) </li></ul><ul><li>Register in the main office </li></ul>
  10. 11. Should I take a prep course? <ul><li>YES, </li></ul><ul><li>YES, </li></ul><ul><li>YES!!!!!!! </li></ul>
  11. 12. Why should I take a prep course? <ul><li>You NEED practice! </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>You will take a pre and post-test. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice will lead to success. </li></ul>
  12. 13. FAQs-Information taken from ACT.org <ul><li>How do students benefit from taking the ACT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universally accepted for college admission. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum-based test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. FAQs-Information taken from ACT.org <ul><li>How often can students take the ACT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student may take the ACT no more than twelve (12) times total and only once per national test date. Many students take the test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. FAQs-Information taken from ACT.org <ul><li>Does it help to take the ACT more than once? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YES! The prep course will help you with this! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT research shows: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>55% increased their composite score on the retest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22% had no change in their composite score on the retest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23% decreased their composite score on the retest </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. CUP Dates Reminders <ul><li>January 12, 13, or 14 </li></ul><ul><li>We’re coming to you! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Thanks! See you soon! <ul><li>Other questions?????? </li></ul>

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