Why EXPLORE?

Report
EXPLORE 2013-14
REFRESHER WEBINAR
Hosted by:
Ann Connelly - EXPLORE Manager, NAU/GEAR UP
Meredith Townley - ACT Trainer, Learning Management Team
Objectives & Outline of Session
Objective: Participants will leave the session prepared to
use and act on EXPLORE results and equipped to meet
expectations for working with students, parents and high
schools so they can understand, use and act on the
EXPLORE results.
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What is NAU GEAR UP?
Why EXPLORE?
Roles & Responsibilities
AZ EXPLORE Initiative Final Reporting Guide 2013-14
Final School Report ( May 31)
Student PreECAP
Communicating to students, parents and staff
NAU
Arizona GEAR UP
Early College & Career
Awareness/Preparation
NAU GEAR UP GRANT
NAU EXPLORE Partner Districts / Charters
8th Grade Students/Families
• EXPLORE Assessment
• Student Readiness Results / Interpretation
• Pre Education & Career Action Plan (“Pre-ECAP”)
• “EXPLORE-Informed” HS Course Registration
• School & District Data Reports
Who
Are the
Participants?
 63 districts
 12 charters
 294 schools
 45,000+ 8th Grade Students
 over ½ 8th Grade Students AZ!
2013-14 Goals, Objectives and Outcomes
Of the EXPLORE Program
Overarching Goal:
To increase the number of college and
career ready students in Arizona by fully
implementing EXPLORE
 “Pre-ACT”
 Early indicator of college readiness
 Helps students envision a future full
of possibilities and develop a plan
to get there!
Full Implementation of EXPLORE
Results in:
 Better performance on the ACT
 Early awareness of individual
student CCR needs
 Increased student achievement
 Informed college and career
practices
EXPLORE Benefits:
 Students
 Parents
 Schools
Who is Responsible for Implementing
the AZ EXPLORE Program
at the School Level?
Roles and Responsibilities
College & Career Coach:
Provide interpretation of EXPLORE results with students
and/or parents, including completion of Pre-ECAP.
District Liaison:
Provide support to college & career coaches and high
school staff, as needed, to facilitate use of EXPLORE
results in conjunction with high school course
registration and development of ECAPs.
DISTRICT LIAISONS
Serve as connection
between (NAU) EXPLORE
Manager
and
Participating college and
career coach(es) at the
schools
COLLEGE AND CAREER COACH
 Serves as EXPLORE
contact at school
 Administers EXPLORE
 Supports students families
COLLEGE AND CAREER COACHES
 Understand what their EXPLORE
results mean and facilitate
opportunities to share with students,
parents and faculty.
 Assist students in developing a Pre-ECAP
to determine a career and college pathway
using EXPLORE results.
EXPLORE FINAL
SCHOOL REPORTING
Set Up of Final Reporting Guide:
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SET UP of Final Reporting Guide:
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Final School Report DUE BY MAY 31
Completing the Final Reporting Guide
and submitting the Final School Report
Complete Final Reporting Guide:
 Please take the Final Reporting Guide with your notes back to your
school for review/revision/approval by your Principal and other
staff responsible for sections of the Plan.
Submit Your Final School Report:
 District Liaisons will submit the individual Final School Reports to
NAU/GEAR UP on, or before May 31, 2014.
Student Power Point
Student Power Point
Parent Power Point
Everything you
need to host a
Career & College
Day
A PDF brochure available on the
EXPLORE website. Hyperlinks to
resources available for students.
• Resource templates provided
All Power Points and
materials are available
to download at the
EXPLORE Website:
http://nau.edu/COE/Gear-Up/Explore-Program/

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