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  1. 1. Felonise Carbonaro andNancy Manriquez-Dowell
  2. 2. ACT The ACT is a national college admission and placement examination. The national average ACT composite score for 2008 was 21.1 The highest possible ACT score is 36. Subject areas are: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional)
  3. 3. ACT ACT is the college entrance exam required by more four-year colleges. Is the college entrance exam preferred by more four-year public universities than any other.
  4. 4. ACTs College Readiness Test for 10th Graders The PLAN® program helps 10th graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address school districts high-priority issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years. PLAN can help all students—those who are college-bound as well as those who are likely to enter the workforce directly after high school.
  5. 5. PLAN Asa "pre-ACT" test, PLAN is a powerful predictor of success on the ACT. At the same time, many schools recognize the importance of PLAN testing for all students, as it focuses attention on both career preparation and improving academic achievement.
  6. 6. ACTs College Readiness Test for 8th and 9th Graders TheEXPLORE® program is designed to help 8th and 9th graders explore a broad range of options for their future. EXPLORE prepares students not only for their high school coursework, but for their post–high school choices as well. It marks an important beginning for a students future academic and career success.
  7. 7. EXPLORE Explore shows your child’s strengths and weaknesses in four subject areas: English, math, reading and science. Your child answered questions about their plans after high school and about their interests in several kinds of activities. This information can help them learn more about careers, clarify goals and begin to plan for the future.
  8. 8. EXPLORE For most students, reaching their goals includes getting a college education. Preparing for college means taking the right courses in high school. Making sure the courses your child plans to take in high school match those recommended for college success.
  9. 9. Your Plans After High School EXPLORE Score Report asked your student to choose a Career Area (a group of similar occupations) that he/she would like best. You can explore occupations and learn how to prepare for them on www.explorestudent.org
  10. 10. Career Possibilities The World-of-Work Map – People: People you help, serve, care for, or sell things to. – Data: Facts, numbers, files, business procedures – Things: Machines, tools, living things, and materials such as food, wood, or metal – Ideas: Knowledge, insights, and new ways of expressing something (with words, equations, music etc.