ACT College Readiness Standards

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Got Data?
Using your ACT tools to improve
performance on all levels, moving students
to College and Career Readiness
Who Benefits?
Schools
Teachers
Counselors
Districts
States
Students
College and Career Readiness System
The Foundation:
• National Curriculum Survey
• College Readiness StandardsTM
• College Readiness Benchmarks
ACT National
®
Curriculum Survey
The Foundation of ACT’s College Readiness
System
• Conducted every three
to five years
• Nationwide survey of
educational practices
and expectations
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College instructors
High school teachers
Middle school teachers
Elementary teachers
http://www.act.org/research-policy/national-curriculum-survey
ACT National Curriculum
®
Survey
The Foundation of ACT’s College Readiness System
• Identifies the skills and knowledge postsecondary
institutions expect of students
• Guides the development of ACT’s assessments that
measure college-ready skills
• Informs efforts to develop, refine, and update
academic standards
• Inform policymakers and educators
The ACT Definition
The acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student
needs to enroll in and succeed in credit-bearing firstyear courses at a postsecondary institution (such as a
two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical
school) without the need for remediation.
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The ACT College Readiness Standards
Direct link between what students have
learned and what they are ready to learn
next.
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Help interpret what the scores earned
on ACT Explore®, ACT Plan®, and the
ACT mean
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Identify the knowledge and skills
students are likely to demonstrate at
various score levels on each academic
test
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ACT College Readiness Standards
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Suggested learning experiences
provide links between the Standards
in one score range and those in the
next (higher) score range.
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Ideas for progressing to the next
score range demonstrate ways that
information learned form standardized
test results can be used to inform
classroom instruction.
http://www.act.org/standard/index.htm
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Statements that describe what students are
likely to know and be able to do. 80% of students
who achieve a score in this range demonstrate
these skills.
And statements that provide suggestions to
progress to a higher level of achievement
ACT College Readiness Benchmarks UPDATED
NEW
ACT Explore
Test
College Course
8th Grade
9th Grade
ACT Plan
The ACT
English
English Composition
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Math
College Algebra
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Reading
Social Sciences
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Science
Biology
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Empirically derived
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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
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What does a score mean?
Nothing!….
until it is
interpreted and
used.
State Level Reports
• Annual Condition of College and Career Readiness Report
• Annual State Class Profile Report
http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2013/index.htmlWeb
2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
• 7,102 of your graduates, which is an
estimated 98% of your graduating
class, took the ACT
• North Dakota had an average ACT
Composite score of 20.5
• 5,168 of 10th graders took ACT Plan
• 872 of 8th graders took ACT Explore
http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2013/
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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2013 – A year in review for North Dakota
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School/District Reports for EXPLORE/PLAN/ACT
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ACT Class Profile
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Student List Report
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Research Data File (CD)
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Profile Summary Report (EXPLORE/PLAN)
 Presentation Packet
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Linkage Reports (EXPLORE—PLAN, PLAN—ACT)
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Item Response Summary Report
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Early Intervention Roster Report
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Student Score Report
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ACT PLAN Profile Summary Report
ACT PLAN Presentation Packet
North Dakota EXPLORE/PLAN Linkage Report
North Dakota EXPLORE/PLAN Linkage Report
Item Response Summary Report
Application Exercise
Item Response Summary Report
• Pick one content
area.
• Circle the
asterisked numbers
(correct answers)
for each question.
Application Exercise
Look for the following patterns:
 Dramatic differences from the reference group
 High percentages clustered around a wrong
answer
 High percentages of omitted questions
Do any of these situations occur more
frequently for some domains than others?
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ACT EXPLORE Early Intervention Roster
ACT EXPLORE Early Intervention Roster
When using your PLAN
Score Report, ask yourself
some questions:
• Am I on target for college?
• What skills do I need to
improve to be
ready for college?
• Am I taking a rigorous core
curriculum
• What careers interest me
most?
ACT Aspire™—The Evolution of College and Career Readiness
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Identifies a student’s predicted path
toward readiness
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Highlights gaps between what
students have learned and what they
need to learn
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Leverages familiar technology
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Offers robust online reporting that
enables timely modifications to
student learning and intervention
strategies
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ACT Aspire
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Early High School
Grade 11
Grade 12
ACT Aspire Summative Assessments (Grades 3-10)
The ACT
ACT Aspire Classroom / Interim Assessment (Grades 3-12)
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Vertically articulated, standards-based system of assessments to monitor
progress in the context of college and career readiness
Summative assessments on a vertical scale that spans grades 3–10 and links to
the ACT College Readiness score scale (1–36)
Subject areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing
Employs modular administration by subject and/or grade
Linear, computer-based, multiple question types with paper-and-pencil option
Links to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and aligns with Common Core State
Standards
Provides evidence-based results
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Online Reporting—Support
• ELA Scores for those who test in English,
reading, and writing
• Reading Text Complexity Scores
(Reading only)
• Longitudinal growth
Student predicted paths toward college
and career readiness
• Composite Score (Early High School)
• Predicted ACT Subject and Composite
Score (Early High School)
Online Reporting Delivery
• Rich data and insights
• Accessible via computer or tablet
• Downloadable PDFs of
prebuilt reports
− Student and Educator Reports
− Reports for Schools, Districts, and
States
• Aggregate data files available for
download to SIS
For more information and to sign up to receive updates go to:
www.discoveractaspire.org
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Remember:
Without data, it’s just an opinion.
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