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ACT: What You Need toKnow about Data and the   Interest Inventory     November 4, 2011
Rose BabingtonConsultant, ACT Midwest Region     Columbus, Ohio Office    rose.babington@act.org
What do you know  about ACT?
About ACT Not-for-Profit Mission-Driven Research-Based Curriculum-Based
PROGRESS                            STANDARDS                                ACT’s College                        ACT Coll...
ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks                                          EXPLORE  Test          College Course       8t...
ACT’s College Readiness Standards™ ►   Direct link between what students have learned and what     they are ready to learn...
ACT’s College Readiness Standards™              Example:              Mathematics              College Readiness Standards
Connecting Standards to the Classroom►   Assists in organizing teaching practices►   Offers sequence for delivering conten...
Curriculum Review   Worksheets
All About the ACT► ACT    – four multiple-choice sections► ACT  with Writing – four multiple-choice sections plus 30-minut...
StructureSection               Questions   MinutesEnglish               75          45Mathematics           60          60...
Structure
Calculating the Score►   First we count the number of questions on each test that were    answered correctly     – No pena...
Test-taking Strategies► Pacing  – Answer every question► Reading► Outlining
Score Reporting►   October 22, 2011:     – November 8, 2011 – December 23, 2011►   December 10, 2011:     – December 27, 2...
Score Reporting► Online; CD; paper reporting to high schools and  colleges► Reports   to colleges/universities► Changing r...
Score Reporting► Up   to six scores sent per test date administration► Beyond six or sent after testing:  – $10 per regula...
Test Information Release►   Available for December, April, June test dates►   Cost: $18►   Includes list of answers, a cop...
The Writing Test► Educator’s   Guide to the Writing Test (online  resource)   – Includes copy of essay at each score range...
Fee Waivers►   All forms go through counselors►   Students are eligible for two waivers (ACT or ACT with Writing)►   Must ...
Arranged Testing►   Religious Faith Prohibits Saturday Testing and no non-    Saturday Test Center Established for Any Tes...
Accommodated Testing►   To be filled out by counselor or other school personnel►   Student must possess and provide docume...
Becoming a Test Center►   Benefits to students:     – Be able to take the ACT in a familiar environment.     – Be able to ...
Looking Ahead …► Collegeand Career Readiness Information System  – To debut in winter/spring 2012► Five     years of EXPLO...
ACT Student Report
ACT Student Report► What   do you want to know?
ACT Student Report – Student         Version
ACT Student Report – Student         Version
ACT Student Report
Student Scores
Benchmarks                                     EXPLORE  Test       College Course     8th Grade   9th Grade   PLAN   The A...
Student-Reported Data
Sent Score Reports
Interest Inventory
World of Work Map
World of Work Map► www.act.org/wwm► Originally introduced in 1973 by ACT, based on  research from Dr. John Holland   – Mos...
Ohio Career Information System            (OCIS)
Ohio Data
Five Year Trend Data
Planned Majors/College Plans
Race/Ethnicity
PLAN Score Report
Commonly Asked Questions► ShouldI retest?  – Of multiple test-takers:        • 57% increased composite score on retest    ...
Commonly Asked Questions► What if I have problems on test day?  – Test Center Feedback Form     • Must be submitted within...
Resources for Students and            Parents► www.actstudent.org► ACT    Online Prep – student► The   Real ACT Prep Guide...
Resources for Teachers and              Staff► Curriculum   Review Worksheets► Connecting   College Readiness Standards to...
Resources for Counselors►   www.act.org/aap►   Preparing for the ACT►   Get Set for College – Ohio edition►   ACT user gui...
Ohio Office    Rose Babingtonrose.babington@act.org    (614) 470-9828
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  1. 1. ACT: What You Need toKnow about Data and the Interest Inventory November 4, 2011
  2. 2. Rose BabingtonConsultant, ACT Midwest Region Columbus, Ohio Office rose.babington@act.org
  3. 3. What do you know about ACT?
  4. 4. About ACT Not-for-Profit Mission-Driven Research-Based Curriculum-Based
  5. 5. PROGRESS STANDARDS ACT’s College ACT College Readiness Readiness Benchmarks Standards™ RESEARCH RESEARCHStudent success in college- ACT Nationalentry courses in a nationally Curriculum Survey™representative sample (Grades 7-14)of colleges READINESS for college and workforce training programs ASSESSMENT EXPLORE ® , PLAN ® , the INSTRUCTION ACT® , and Student QualityCore™ RESEARCH Readiness RESEARCH Inventory.Standards-based and Course objectives basednormative comparisons on high-performing schools
  6. 6. ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks EXPLORE Test College Course 8th Grade 9th Grade PLAN The ACTEnglish English Composition 13 14 15 18Math Algebra 17 18 19 22Reading Social Sciences 15 16 17 21Science Biology 20 20 21 24 ► Empirically-Derived ► 50% chance of achieving a B or higher or about a 75% chance of achieving a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course
  7. 7. ACT’s College Readiness Standards™ ► Direct link between what students have learned and what they are ready to learn next. ► Suggested learning experiences provide links between the Standards in one score range and those in the next (higher) score range. ► Ideas for progressing to the next score range demonstrate ways that information learned from standardized test results can be used to inform classroom instruction.
  8. 8. ACT’s College Readiness Standards™ Example: Mathematics College Readiness Standards
  9. 9. Connecting Standards to the Classroom► Assists in organizing teaching practices► Offers sequence for delivering content► Provides clear scope of what must be taught to all students
  10. 10. Curriculum Review Worksheets
  11. 11. All About the ACT► ACT – four multiple-choice sections► ACT with Writing – four multiple-choice sections plus 30-minute writing section► Both tests offered six times each year in the United States
  12. 12. StructureSection Questions MinutesEnglish 75 45Mathematics 60 60Reading 40 35Science 40 35Writing (optional) 30
  13. 13. Structure
  14. 14. Calculating the Score► First we count the number of questions on each test that were answered correctly – No penalty for guessing!► Then we convert raw scores (number of correct answers on each test) to "scale scores."► Composite score and each test score (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science) range from 1-36 – 0-0.49 rounded down; 0.5-0.99 rounded up► We also compute seven subscores from 1-18 – They do not add up to the overall composite score
  15. 15. Test-taking Strategies► Pacing – Answer every question► Reading► Outlining
  16. 16. Score Reporting► October 22, 2011: – November 8, 2011 – December 23, 2011► December 10, 2011: – December 27, 2011 – February 3, 2012► February 11, 2012: – February 27, 2012 – April 6, 2012► April 14, 2012: – April 30, 2012 – June 8, 2012► June 9, 2012: – June 25, 2012 – August 3, 2012
  17. 17. Score Reporting► Online; CD; paper reporting to high schools and colleges► Reports to colleges/universities► Changing report recipients – Can be changed through ACT online account through noon of Thursday after Saturday test date
  18. 18. Score Reporting► Up to six scores sent per test date administration► Beyond six or sent after testing: – $10 per regular report per school • Processed within one week; sent within two weeks following – $15 per priority report per school • Processed within two business days; sent within 3-4 business days
  19. 19. Test Information Release► Available for December, April, June test dates► Cost: $18► Includes list of answers, a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, the answer key, and scoring instructions – Writing test: includes writing prompt, scoring rubric, and assigned scores► Request within 3 months of testing; arrives 4 weeks after score report mailed
  20. 20. The Writing Test► Educator’s Guide to the Writing Test (online resource) – Includes copy of essay at each score range► Essay View – www.act.org/essayview – Review essays written by students who have released their ACT Writing scores to your school – Accessible for up to one year after the examinees high school graduation
  21. 21. Fee Waivers► All forms go through counselors► Students are eligible for two waivers (ACT or ACT with Writing)► Must meet one of the below indicators of need: – Family receives low-income public assistance – Student is ward of the state – Student resides in foster home – Student is homeless – Student participates in free or reduced-lunch program – Student participates in federally-funded TRIO program – Family income is at/below 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics Low Standard Budget
  22. 22. Arranged Testing► Religious Faith Prohibits Saturday Testing and no non- Saturday Test Center Established for Any Test Date Within 50 Miles► No Test Center in the Country for Any Test Date► Within the U.S. or Canada only, no Test Center established for any test date within 50 miles► Homebound (confined to home due to medical reasons) on All Test Dates► Confined to a Hospital on All Test Dates► Confined to a Correctional Institution from September 2011 through June 2012
  23. 23. Accommodated Testing► To be filled out by counselor or other school personnel► Student must possess and provide documentation of both: – Professionally Diagnosed Disability. • If diagnosed for the FIRST time before September 2008, reconfirmation is required within the last 3 years. • If FIRST diagnosed within the last 3 years, full written documentation must be submitted with the application. – Current IEP, Section 504 Plan, or Accommodations • Plan must document ALL accommodations requested are provided in school. Submit a copy of your current Individualized Education Program (IEP), Section 504 Plan, or school accommodations plan.
  24. 24. Becoming a Test Center► Benefits to students: – Be able to take the ACT in a familiar environment. – Be able to take the ACT close to home. – Be more comfortable taking the ACT.► Benefits to schools: – Demonstrate your commitment to college readiness. – Encourage students to go to college. – Provide a valuable service to your students, parents, and community.► Requirements: – A staff member to serve as the Test Supervisor (paid by ACT) – Other school staff willing to serve as room supervisors and proctors (paid by ACT) – Space for testing on national test dates
  25. 25. Looking Ahead …► Collegeand Career Readiness Information System – To debut in winter/spring 2012► Five years of EXPLORE/PLAN data; three years of ACT data► Accessible by any individuals within school/district granted permission by principal/superintendent
  26. 26. ACT Student Report
  27. 27. ACT Student Report► What do you want to know?
  28. 28. ACT Student Report – Student Version
  29. 29. ACT Student Report – Student Version
  30. 30. ACT Student Report
  31. 31. Student Scores
  32. 32. Benchmarks EXPLORE Test College Course 8th Grade 9th Grade PLAN The ACTEnglish English Composition 13 14 15 18Math Algebra 17 18 19 22Reading Social Sciences 15 16 17 21Science Biology 20 20 21 24
  33. 33. Student-Reported Data
  34. 34. Sent Score Reports
  35. 35. Interest Inventory
  36. 36. World of Work Map
  37. 37. World of Work Map► www.act.org/wwm► Originally introduced in 1973 by ACT, based on research from Dr. John Holland – Most recently updated in 2001► Includes six clusters, 12 regions, and 26 career areas total
  38. 38. Ohio Career Information System (OCIS)
  39. 39. Ohio Data
  40. 40. Five Year Trend Data
  41. 41. Planned Majors/College Plans
  42. 42. Race/Ethnicity
  43. 43. PLAN Score Report
  44. 44. Commonly Asked Questions► ShouldI retest? – Of multiple test-takers: • 57% increased composite score on retest • 21% had no change in composite score • 22% decreased composite score► Capon multiple testing? – 12 times.
  45. 45. Commonly Asked Questions► What if I have problems on test day? – Test Center Feedback Form • Must be submitted within two weeks of test – Cancelled scores by administrators can be questioned by student/school by contacting ACT
  46. 46. Resources for Students and Parents► www.actstudent.org► ACT Online Prep – student► The Real ACT Prep Guide► ACT Question of the Day► Using Your ACT Results
  47. 47. Resources for Teachers and Staff► Curriculum Review Worksheets► Connecting College Readiness Standards to the Classroom► College Readiness Standards Posters – Aggregate and separated by content area
  48. 48. Resources for Counselors► www.act.org/aap► Preparing for the ACT► Get Set for College – Ohio edition► ACT user guide► ACT Online Prep – school version► ACT sample test booklets/retired tests► Forms – fee waiver eligibility, paper registration, accommodated testing
  49. 49. Ohio Office Rose Babingtonrose.babington@act.org (614) 470-9828

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