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Report
Glenbard Township
EPAS Presentation
Educational Planning & Assessment System
Tonight’s Program
*What are colleges looking for?
*What is the EPAS system?
*Why should I care?
*How can I help my child to be successful?
What are colleges looking for?
 Solid GPA and/or Class rank
 Challenging classes (honors & A.P.)
 Solid ACT/SAT scores
 Extracurricular & outside activities – quality over quantity
EPAS Testing
 Explore - 8th grade (25
possible)
 Plan - 10th grade (32
possible)
 ACT - 11th grade (36
possible)
Explore: Building the Base
Plan: The Building takes Shape
ACT: The Building is Complete
Average Scoring Ranges
Test
Average Scoring
Range
Explore Test
13-16
Plan Test
16-19
ACT
18-22
Average Growth on Tests
Tests
Average growth
Explore - Plan
2-3 points
Plan - ACT
2-4 points
Explore - ACT
4-6 points
Explore Score
Plan Score
Keep your options open
College Scores
School
Median GPA (5 pt)
Median ACT
Northern Illinois
3.5 – 3.9
19-25
UIC
4.0 – 4.3
21 -26
Loyola
4.0 – 4.7
25-29
Illinois State
3.4 – 3.75
22-25
Illinois (Champaign)
4.5 – 4.8
26-31
Northwestern
4.7 – 5.0
31-33
What if I plan to go to C.O.D.?
 C.O.D. uses ACT/PSAE for placement
 High school grades are used for placement
 If I have done poorly in high school and on the ACT/PSAE then I might have to take remediation classes where I do not
receive college credit at C.O.D.
How can I grow more than expected?
 Work hard in school
 Read outside of school
 Take honors and A.P. classes
 Take a Test prep class junior year
 Kaplan & Excel Edge Test Prep
 Free Kaplan Online resources
www.kaptest.com/kas
ACT Code: KAS2013ACT
Why does Reading matter?
Independent
Typical % on
Reading minutes Achievement
per day
tests
Words read per
year
1 minute
Bottom 10% 8,000
10 minutes
Top 30%
622,000
21 minutes
Top 10%
1,823,000
65 minutes
Top 2%
4,358,000
Reading Differences Over Time
Over the course of 11
years, a student
reading 20 minutes a
day will read 9,000,000
more words
than a student reading
10 minutes day!!!
Education Level & Yearly Income
High School Drop Out
$23,400
High School Graduate
$30,400
Associate Degree (2 years)
$38,200
Bachelor’s Degree (4 year)
$52,200
Master’s Degree
$62,300
Educational Level & Lifetime Income
 High School Drop Out
$630,000
 High School Graduate
$994,080
 Associate Degree
$1,269,850
 Bachelor’s Degree
$1,667,700
 Master’s Degree
$2,230,600
Student #1
Test
Score
Comment
Explore
13
Wants to attend 4 year college,
Explore score is middle range of
Glenbard students
Plan test
16
Solid progress, projects to a 18-20
ACT, grades are slipping, other
things more important than school
ACT
14
Little effort on test or in school, no
involvement, options lessening
Future Outlook
Will not graduate with H.S. class,
possibly attend C.O.D. after getting
degree
Student #2
Test
Score
Comment
Explore
13
Wants to attend 4 year college,
Explore score is middle-low range of
Glenbard students
Plan test
17
Solid progress, projects to a 18-21
ACT, working hard in school
ACT
21
Tremendous effort in school, took
A.P. class and test prep class & got
involved in several clubs
Future Outlook
Will attend NIU in the fall
“Have you had a
good struggle
today.”
Dr. Carol Dweck
Path to Success
Typical Path of
Success
“My failures have
been key to my
success.”
-Sir Richard Branson
How can you communicate
“struggle as normal” to your
students?
Discouragement,
Quitting
6 Things Parents can do…
 Challenge students to take honors and AP courses
 Challenge student to READ outside of school
 Sign up for ACT prep course junior year
 Learn Naviance system (www.naviance.com)
 Take student on college visit
 Preach growth mindset
Grade 9 & 10: Opportunity Knocks
 Still enough time to…
Improve grades
Take harder classes
Get involved in school
READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!
Thank you
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