EXPLORE 201 Webinarfor Prior Participants Hosted by: Ann Connelly - EXPLORE Manager, NAU/GEAR UP Stephanie Lewis - Director, Program Solutions ACT Inc. West Region
2012-13 Goals, Objectives and Outcomes Of the EXPLORE INITIATIVE Overarching Goal: To motivate more K-12 students to plan for, prepare for, and succeed in earning a bachelor’s degree.
Now what do we do with the EXPLORE Results??? • What is our schools plan to complete use the EXPLORE results? - Final Reporting Guide • How do I report what my school did with the EXPLORE results? - Final School Report • How do I help parents and students understand their results? -Student and Parent PowerPoint Presentations. • How do I interpret and use the EXPLORE data to Improve student performance? - ACT Presentation
What is your schools plan to complete use the EXPLORE results? • Final Reporting Guide
Set Up of Final Reporting Guide: Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
SET UP of Final Reporting Guide: Page 5 Page 6
How do I report what my school did with the EXPLORE results? • Final School Report
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, 2013.
How do I help parents and students understand their results? • Student and Parent PowerPoint Presentations 2012-13 Arizona EXPLORE Initiative
Understanding Your EXPLORE® Results Prepare for a World of Possibilities In High School and Beyond!
Understanding Your Child’s EXPLORE® Results Preparing them for a World of Possibilities In High School and Beyond!
Entendiendo los Resultados de EXPLORE® de su Niño ¡Preparándolos para un Mundo de Posibilidades en Preparatoria y Más Allá!
All PowerPoints and materials are available to download at the EXPLORE Website: http://Sites.google.com/site/exploreazproject/home To get a script for the PowerPoints, You will need to print the documents as notes pages
How do I interpret and use the EXPLORE data to improve student performance? ACT Presentation 2012-13 Arizona EXPLORE Initiative
NAU GEAR UPEXPLORE 201: Getting the Most Out of Your EXPLORE Data Stephanie Lewis December 6, 2012
Stephanie Lewis Director, Program Solutions ACT, Inc., West Region Office 916-631-9200/Cell 319-321-9764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Objectives Learn how to maximize interpretation of your data Find out what your data is telling you Create an communication/action plan
ACT National Curriculum Survey® • Determines what skills and knowledge postsecondary institutions expect • Measures college-ready skills • Surveys completed nationally • Consultation with content area experts
IMPROVING COURSE RIGOR MEASURING STUDENT PROGRESS TOWARD READINESS EXPLORE 8th and 9th grade curriculum-based educational and career planning program The ACT 11th and 12th grade curriculum-based assessment for learning outcomes ENGAGE Middle and high school assessment that measures all factors of academic success PLAN 10th grade curriculum-based educational and career planning program QualityCore Research-driven solutions for strengthening curriculum SUPPORTING SOLUTIONSPLANNING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Core Practice Audit Framework for evaluating current practices CoreWork Diagnostics Online service to diagnose and improve content and practice areas EXPLORE Designed to help 8th and 9th graders explore a broad range of options for their future, EXPLORE is a curriculum-based educational and career planning program that measures achievement in English, math, reading, and science. As an early indicator of college readiness, EXPLORE gives educators the means to structure high school planning and career exploration for students and parents.
EXPLORE • Grades 8 and 9 • English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science • Total time for tests: 2 hours • Needs Assessment • Plans and Background Information • UNIACT Interest Inventory
Communication Defined • Exchange or sharing of information to all people involved in the stages of implementation
Why Important • Help prevent poor performance by planning ahead • Ensures action is taken • Avoid assumptions • Increase stakeholder buy-in
Students Need to Know • Purpose, significance, what is being measured and how the school will use the assessment results
Parent/Guardian Needs to Know • Purpose, significance, what is being measured and how the school will use the assessment results
Educators Need to Know • Purpose, significance, what is being measured • How the results can be used • Teaching and guiding individual students • Curricular improvement • Instructional improvement
Student Score Report • An individualized score report detailing scores received on the assessment, career plans and needs indicated by the student.
Student Score Report • The Student Score Report will provide: • suggestions for improving student academic skills • careers that match student interests • indicators of college readiness
Student Score Report Student’s Grade Level Scan Date Student’s School School EXPLORE® Code Test Date
Student Score Report • Questions to Consider: • What can norms tell you about this student? • How does this student compare with other students nationally?
Student Score Report • Help interpret what the scores earned in EXPLORE, PLAN, and the ACT mean • Identify the knowledge and skills students are likely to demonstrate at various score levels on each academic test
Student Score Report • Questions to Consider: • How can your school meet the needs of what the student is asking for? • Are you already addressing these?