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Explore Presentation 2012

  1. 1. SEPTEMBER 26TH
  2. 2.  PRE-ACT TEST THAT PREPARES YOU FOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSEWORK AND POST HIGH SCHOOL CHOICES. YOU TAKE THE EXPLORE IN 8TH GRADE, THE PLAN IN 10TH GRADE, AND THE ACT TEST AS A JUNIOR OR SENIOR. COVERS: ◦ ENGLISH – 40 QUESTIONS ◦ MATH- 30 QUESTIONS ◦ READING- 30 QUESTIONS ◦ SCIENCE- 28 QUESTIONS ◦ ALSO INCLUDES A PERSONAL INTEREST SECTION THAT WILL ASK ABOUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL LIKES, STRENGTHS, AND PERSONALITY
  3. 3.  STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE EXPLORE ARE MORE LIKELY TO SCORE HIGHER ON THE ACT TEST SHOWS ACADEMIC STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN ENGLISH, MATH, READING, AND SCIENCE GIVES SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING SKILLS PROVIDES CAREER SUGGESTIONS THAT MATCH YOUR INTERESTS
  4. 4.  YOUR EXPLORE RESULTS ARE USED FOR: ◦ PLACEMENT OF INTERVENTION CLASSES IN 8TH GRADE ◦ PLACEMENT OF INTERVENTION CLASSES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL ◦ RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL HONORS CLASSES SO. . . . . TAKE THE TEST SERIOULSY SO YOU ARE APPROPRIATELY PLACED IN CLASSES!!!
  5. 5.  GET PLENTY OF SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TEST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS EXACTLY, AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS EXPLORE IS A TIMED TEST, SO PACE YOURSELF!!! DON’T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON ANY ONE QUESTION. NOT SURE OF THE ANSWER? FIRST RULE OUT EVERY WRONG ANSWER YOU CAN. THEN, PICK THE BEST ANSWER FROM THOSE LEFT. IF YOU FINISH EARLY, GO BACK AND REVIEW YOUR WORK. THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR GUESSING ON EXPLORE. BE SURE TO ANSWER EVERY QUESTION.
  6. 6.  RESULTS GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT: ◦ YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, INTERESTS, AND PLANS ◦ HOW YOUR SCORES COMPARE WITH OTHER STUDENTS ACROSS THE NATION ◦ YOUR CAREER PLANS, INTERESTS, HIGH SCHOOL COURSE PLAN, AND THE AMOUNT OF HELP YOU NEED IN 7 AREAS ◦ IF YOU ARE ON PACE TO HAVING THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO BE SUCCESFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
  7. 7.  YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A TESTING GROUP FOR THE DAY ◦ TEACHERS WILL POST TESTING GROUPS NEXT WEEK STILL GOING TO ELECTIVE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY PENCILS AND CALCULATORS WILL BE PROVIDED
  8. 8. GOOD LUCK!!!

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