2014 PSAT NIGHT - Tampa Bay Technical High School

Report
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT®
Results
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Agenda
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Introduction
Four Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
More About Your Skills
National Merit Scholarship Information
More About Your Answers
How My College QuickStart™ Can Help You
• Future Test Preparation/Planning
• Scholarship/Financial Aid Update
• What’s New in College Admissions?
• NEW – LGS CONNECT!
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TBT Counselors
 Shelly Hollingsworth - Department Chair
 Debra Conn
 Jessie Finlayson
 Kim Tymoczko
 Anya Frances – College & Career Counselor (CCC)/
 Terry Rey - intern
 Marcy Leber – Guidance Assistant
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Your Scores
Your Skills
Four Major
Parts of Your
PSAT/NMSQT
Results
Your Answers
Next Steps
3 Test Sections
Critical Reading
Mathematics
Writing Skills
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Estimated SAT Scores
 Use PSAT Scale
 Add a “zero” to the
score
 PSAT Scale of
20 – 80 is equivalent
to SAT estimates of
200 – 800 per
section
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Your Skills
See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT.
You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online
in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.org/quickstart).
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National Merit Scholarship
Corporation Information
The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading,
mathematics and writing skills scores.
If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility
requirements for the competition.
The Percentile compares your performance to that of other
college-bound juniors.
The Entry Requirements section displays information you
provided on your answer sheet.
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Your Answers
You will get your test book back with
your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that
you can review the questions.
You can also review each test
question in My College QuickStart.
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Your Answers:
Student-Produced
Responses
Some of the math problems required you
to grid in answers instead of selecting an
option. For these questions, you will see
the correct answer(s) written out.
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Next Steps
What’s next?
Use the access code on your report to log in to My College
QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you
can:
•Search for colleges
•Get a personalized SAT study plan
•Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you
•Learn more about AP® courses that you might be ready to take
www.collegeboard.org/quickstart
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How Can My College QuickStart®
Help You?
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My College QuickStart
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My College QuickStart
My Online Score Report
• Projected SAT®
score ranges
• State percentiles
• You can filter questions
• Questions and
answer explanations
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My College QuickStart
My SAT Study Plan™
• Personalized skills
to improve
• SAT practice questions
• An official SAT practice test
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My College QuickStart
My Personality
• Personality test
• Description of your type
• Tips for success
• Majors and careers that might
be a good fit for you
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My College QuickStart
My College Matches
• Starter list of colleges
• Criteria to customize search
• Ability to save searches
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My College QuickStart
My Majors & Career
Matches
• Major you chose
• Related majors
• Related careers
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My College QuickStart
My AP Potential
• List of AP courses
• Which ones are offered at
your school
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My College QuickStart
My AP Potential
• Choose a major to see
which courses match it.
• Interpret your report to
see whether you are
ready to take a course.
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What to do?
 Improve Your Skills
 Organize Your Educational
Plans
Log in to your personalized account at
www.collegeboard.org/quickstart
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College Entrance Exams
ACT
SAT
Writing – 1 essay (25 min.)/
English –
75 questions/45 minutes
2 mult. Choice sections/
25 & 10 min. each
(60 min. total)
Critical Reading –
67 questions/70 minutes
Math –
54 questions/70 minutes
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Math –
60 questions/60 minutes
Reading –
40 questions/35 minutes
Science –
40 questions/35 minutes
Writing (optional) –
1 essay/30 minutes
SAT – ACT Equivalents (reading/math ONLY to composite)
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1500-1540
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980-1010
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1450-1490
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940-970
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1420-1440
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900-930
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1370-1410
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860-890
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1330-1360
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820-850
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1290-1320
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770-810
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1250-1280
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720-760
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1210-1240
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670-710
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1170-1200
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610-660
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1140-1160
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540-600
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1100-1130
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470-530
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1060-1090
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430-460
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SCHOLARSHIPS!
Hillsborough County – Class of 2013
 Performing Art/Talent –
 $ 953,400 ($4,000)
 Athletic –
$26,473,476
($371,306)
Academic –
$88,675,973!
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($1,660.890)
Florida Bright Futures
 GPA
 TEST SCORES
 COURSE REQUIREMENTS
 COMMUNITY SERVICE
– http://tbt.mysdhc.org/teacher/4221hollingsworth/service/
 SENIOR YEAR PAPERWORK!
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$$$ and info WEB SITES
www.usnews.com/usnews/home/html
www.collegeboard.com
www.collegenet.com
www.act.org
www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.fastweb.com
www.FACTS.org
MORE ON GUIDANCE WEB PAGE:
link thru www.mytbt.com – Guidance area is in instructional on School Official Page
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Fastest Growing Occupations
Through Year 2018
 Biomedical Engineers
 Network System Analysts
 Home Health Aides
 Financial Examiners
 Medical Scientists
 Physician Assistants
 Skin Care Specialists
 Biochemists/biophysicists
 Athletic Trainers
 Dental Hygienists
 Physical Therapy Assistants
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 Veterinary Techs
US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12-10-2009
Highest Paid Jobs
1. Anesthesiologists
$232,830
11. Prosthodontists
2. Surgeons
$230,540
12. Pediatricians, General
$168,120
$167,640
3. Obstetricians/Gynecologists
$216,760 13. Dentists, All Other Specialists $164,780
4. Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons
$216,440 14. Dentists, General
$163,240
5. Internists, General $191,520
15. Nurse Anesthetists
$154,390
6. Orthodontists
16. Petroleum Engineers
$147,470
$186,320
7. Physicians/Surgeons/All Other $184,820 17. Architectural/Engineering Managers
$133,240
8. Family/General Practitioners $180,850
18. Podiatrists
$132,470
9. Psychiatrists
$177,520
19. Lawyers
$130,880
10. Chief Executives
$176,840
20. Natural Sciences Managers
$130,400
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US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/news-wire/2013/04/29/these-arethe-100-jobs-that-bring-the.html
Degree –vs- Unemployment
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State University Enrollment
(fall 2013)
FAMU
FAU
FGCU
FIU
FSU
NCF
UCF
UF
UNF
USF
UWF
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12,051
24,246
12,064
36,217
31,943
832
50,968
32,776
14,629
30,488
9,958
STATE UNIVERSITIES
USF - Tampa
Concentration in
Sciences/STEM research
Jan. 2 – deadline for schoolbased scholarships
RIGOR over test scores
(precalc or higher in math;
more than 2 years foreign
language)
Keeping under 30 in a class on
St. Pete campus/6,500 total –
separate application
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FIU - Miami
Rated #1 in country for
students graduating with the
least amount of debt
Automatic acceptance with a
3.5 recalculated GPA and
1680/25 test scores
Check out their website for info
on the skype info sessions with
the admissions department
New Academic Health Center
STATE UNIVERSITIES
FAMU -Tallahassee
UF - Gainesville
Innovation Academy – wholistic
evaluation
60% based on academics (3.9
GPA/1400 SAT/2-3 AP classes;
strength of senior schedule)
40% based on activities,
essays, etc. (holistic point
system used)
New self-reporting application
system
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New school of Business &
Industry
 Oldest nursing program in the
state/leading state in state
boards passing rate
 Partnership with FIU’s Medical
Honors Program
 Accelerated Law Program – 6
years to a degree
STATE UNIVERSITIES
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FGCU - Sarasota
FSU - Tallahassee
Dunk City! Sweet 16!
New Athletic Training
Program
Many freshmen classes
being held in the residence
halls
Apply EARLY for housing –
waitlists every year!
Using District GPA – not
recalculating
Rescinded 58 applications in
2012 (grades below “C”)
SAT 1730-1960
ACT 25-29
Summer Bridge/1st
generation students –
expanding in 2014
Prefer creative essays
Using District GPA – not
recalculating
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STATE UNIVERSITIES
UNF - Jacksonville
Averaging 20:1 class ratio
International Business
Major- 2 years at UNF/2
years in France
State of the art “green”
buildings – heavy focus on
environmental issues in all
disciplines
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UWF - Pensacola
Adding NCAA (Division 2)
football in 2016
Women’s Soccer National
Champions
 Full Nursing progress: BN,
MN, Doctorate
 Using District GPA
STATE UNIVERSITIES
UCF – Orlando
Top 10% in class with 1010/21
test scores = automatic
acceptance
New Freshman Residence Hall
Top 5 largest freshmen classes
in the US
New Fraternity/Sorority Life
Center
“Under Construction Forever”
Harris Engineering Institute
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FAU – Boca Raton
Using District GPA
New Freshman Residence Hall
New Ocean Engineering
Program
 Essay is optional – keep it
short AND creative
 Concentration in Wholistic
Nursing
 D’s or F’s in Academic Core
VERY BAD – even if retaken
(FLVS alert)
STATE UNIVERSITIES
NCF - Sarasota
 12:1 teacher ratio
 Senior thesis (capstone)
 “no letter grades”
 Using District GPA
 Princeton Review
labeled #1 Nerdiest
College
 Manatee Habitat
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Florida Polytechnic
 1st class admitted Fall
2014 (free tuition)
 Will specialize in
Innovation, Technology
& Engineering
 Using District GPA
 20:1 ratio
PLAN AHEAD!
(OR CATCH UP!)
FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE YEAR
 Become familiar with colleges & requirements
 Select proper academic high school classes
 Build a good GPA foundation
 Get to know counselors
 Be active in school and community activities
 Scholarship Applications!
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PLAN AHEAD!
(OR CATCH UP!)
JUNIOR YEAR/FALL SEMESTER
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Set college & career goals
Take PSAT for NMSQT qualifications
Consider AP & Dual Enrollment classes
Keep up with Bright Futures requirements
Build rapport with admissions people
Scholarship Applications
PLAN AHEAD!
(OR CATCH UP!)
JUNIOR YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER
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Narrow down college choices/weigh pros and cons thoroughly
Determine what specific information colleges need
Take SAT/ACT/PERT tests
Begin to request recommendation letters
Scholarship Applications!
All Juniors will be taking the SAT on February 26!
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PLAN AHEAD!
SENIOR YEAR/FALL SEMESTER
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Complete college applications
Gather recommendation letters
Plan for early decision deadlines
Scholarship Applications!
PLAN AHEAD!
SENIOR YEAR/ SPRING SEMESTER
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Apply for financial aid
Scholarship Applications!
Make final college choices
Pay deposits
Request final transcripts
NO SENIORITIS!
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TEST PREPARATION
 SAT PREP CLASSES
District wide offerings on Saturdays (schedules available in guidance
and on line)
 ACT & SAT Prep on line
 College Board (Quick Start)
 www.March2Success.com
 SAT Prep elective next school year
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College Fair!
 Sunday, Feb. 23 – Tampa Convention Center; noon3:00pm
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USE THE WEBSITE!
 http://tbt.mysdhc.org/teacher/4221hollingsworth/
OR JUST GO TO :
WWW.MYTBT.COM
SCHOOL OFFICIAL PAGE
INSTRUCTIONAL - GUIDANCE
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Lighthouse Guidance System (LGS Connect)
https://sdhc.lgsconnect.com/login
Use your EDSBY
log-in information.
Student info
working; parent
info still being
loaded
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Check out
these areas!
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THE END!
THUNDEROUS
APPLAUSE!
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