Why Take EXPLORE? • EXPLORE shows your strengths and weaknesses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. • EXPLORE helps you search for careers and learn which ones might be right for you. • EXPLORE helps you choose high school courses that will prepare you for collegeand work.
Materials * Using your EXPLORE Results* Your individual Score Report
Student Score Report • What is the Student Score Report?This individualized report details scores received on the assessment and the career plans and needs indicated by the student. • What does the Student Score Report provide? • Suggestions for improving student academic skills • Careers that match student interests • Indicators of college readiness
Did I meet the benchmarks? Your Scores
Your Estimated PLAN® Composite Score Range What is my predicted PLAN score? Will my PLAN score be competitive?
Your High School Course Plans Compared to Core Am I taking a rigorous course curriculum?
Areas in Which You Would Like Additional Help What skills do I need to improve to be competitive in high school and ready for college and a career?
College Readiness Did I meet the benchmarks?
Which careers interest me the most? Your Career Possibilities
Which subject area tests were challenging for me? Which subject tests were easier for me? Review Your Answers
www.explorestudent.org Where can I find more information online?
Essential Questions What Do I Do Now? When using your Score Report, ask yourself some questions: • Does my high school course plan include challenging college prep courses? • What skills do I need to work on to be sure I am on target for college? • How can I learn more about careers that interest me?
Study Skills Checklist for Students • Set a regular time and place to study each day and throughout the week. • Keep a daily “to do” list. • Set goals for yourself. • Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class. • Pay close attention and take good notes in class. • Prepare for tests during your regular study times instead of cramming at the last minute.
Keys to Good Educational and Career Planning • Take challenging college prep courses in high school. • Explore the many career options available and think about how your career choices will affect your future. • Set career goals and develop an educational plan to achieve them.