Eastview High SchoolPerspectives on Parenting – March, 2011College Planning &Naviance Family Connection Chris Franken, Ed.S. Carita Green, M.S. College Planning & Assessment School Counselor Sb-Z/AVID 10 Eastview High School Eastview High School firstname.lastname@example.org@district196.org
Preparing students for college & careers doesn’t occur at a single point in time... Instead, readiness is a process that needs to occur over a number of years—a process that must be well under way by the middle school years, if not earlier.
“There is in every child… … a miracle unfolding.” Eric Erikson
Engage in Self Reflection • Recognize strengths and weaknesses • Analyze interests and values • Prepare for a career and expand learning • Extracurricular activities and social life • Influence of family and friends • Consider personal goals
Post High School Options • Community College • Technical School • Private Business School • Military • Employment • Volunteer Work • 4 year college (private or public)
For every student to be prepared for the future, students, parents, teachers, and administrators must: ■ Begin planning high school courses in middle school ■ Systematically monitor student progress in those courses ■ Make timely interventions when students fall behind ■ Measure student progress regularly to ensure each student will meet or exceed college readiness standards
How College Is Different from High School College is the first place where we expect young people to be adults. The pupil-teacher relationship changes dramatically. Expectations for engagement, independent work, motivation, and intellectual development also change. College instructors pace their courses more rapidly, emphasize different aspects of material taught, and have very different goals for their courses.
An Operational Definition of College Readiness The level of preparation a student needs in order to enroll and succeed—withoutremediation—in a credit-bearing general education course at a postsecondary institution that offers a baccalaureate degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program. Conley, D. T. (2007). Toward a more comprehensive conception of college readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.
What Students Can Do to Develop Their College Readiness Students need: to understand what it really means to be college-ready. to understand what they must do as well as what the system requires or expects of them. to understand that college admission is a reasonable and realistic goal that can be attained through planning and diligent attention to necessary tasks.
Students Also Need… to construct an overall plan for college preparation that ensures they will develop the necessary skills in a progressively more complex fashion over four years.
Eastview High School Graduation Requirements • English - 4 years • Social Studies - 4 years • Math – 3 years • Science – 3 years • Physical Ed. - 5 quarters • Wellness - 3 quarters • Arts – one quarter course in visual arts, music, theatre, dance or interior design, advertising • Pass GRAD Writing Test, MCA-II/GRAD Reading Test, MCA-II/GRAD Math test (or complete remediation/3 attempts)
What do colleges look for? Primary Measures • Rigor of Courses • GPA/Class Rank • ACT/SAT scores Secondary Measures • Application Essay • Recommendations • School Activities • Interview • Community Service
Course Titles and Grade Point Averages Adelman (2006) employed transcript analysis to reach the conclusion that completing a challenging high school curriculum is the greatest pre-collegiate indicator of bachelor’s degree completion. The nature and quality of the courses students take are ultimately what matters.
English – 4 years Social Studies – 4 years Math – 3 years Science – 3 years No ACT Required Admissions RequirementsTechnical & Community College
Admissions RequirementsTraditional 4 Year College & Universities • English- 4 years • Social Studies- 4 years • Math - 3 years (minimum level of Algebra II) • Science- 3 years (minimum level - Chemistry) • Foreign Language - 2 or more years • Fine Arts – Recommend 1 year of fine or performing arts • NCAA qualifications • ACT or SAT generally required
Admissions Requirements:Selective Colleges & Universities • English- 4 years • Social Studies- 4 years • Math- 4 years • Science- 4 years • Foreign Language - 3 years or more • Fine Arts - one year of fine or performing arts • Honors and Advanced Placement classes upon recommendation • Prefer 70th percentile and higher • ACT or SAT generally required – possibly SAT Subject Tests
Tests…tests…tests… Beyond using HS course titles to define college readiness, a more direct approach is to test a set of knowledge that students are presumed to need to know to succeed in college entry-level courses. (ACT/SAT) Some colleges also rely on Advanced Placement (AP) test scores as a potential measure of college readiness. All states have adopted some form of high school examination in English, Math and Science for a variety of reasons including requirements in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. MCA-II/GRAD results are included on final HS transcripts.
ACT Readiness Benchmarksfor Entry-level College Courses Students who meet a Benchmark on EXPLORE or PLAN are likely to have approximately this same chance of earning such a grade in the corresponding college course(s) by the time they graduate high school. ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses—English Composition, Social Sciences courses, College Algebra, or Biology.
ACT: Achievement test Measures English, Math, Science and Reading Scores can range from 1 – 36 Optional Writing Test SAT: Aptitude test Measures Critical Reading, Math and Writing Scores range from 200 – 800 each section Optional Subject Tests Which College Entrance Exam?(Recommend taking in spring of Junior Year)
ACT: April 9 (3/18 late deadline w/fee) June 11 September 10 October 22 December 10 SAT: March 12 (standby only) May 7 June 4 October November ACT/SAT Dates of interest to CurrentJuniors for Spring and Fall of 2011
Naviance Family Connection(Web-based Resource for College & Career Planning) Log into Naviance Family Connection through the Eastview Home Page: PORTAL Naviance You may also go directly to the login website: www.succeed.naviance.com/evhs
Students & Parents Can Create an Account with an E-mail & Password(click on “I need to register”)
New User Registration Codes: Students use their 6 digit student ID + day of birth (Sample: born on the 3rd of the month = 78658403)Parents use registration code provided by EVHS Counseling
Welcome to Your Home Page!(Check messages, college visits, web links and Access College, Career and About Me tabs)
Explore About Me Tab • INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT ME • Game plan • Favorite colleges, careers • Resume • Surveys • OFFICIAL THINGS • Profile • Account • Test Scores
Explore Careers Tab • EXPLORE CAREERS • Favorite Careers & Clusters • Explore Careers & Clusters • WHAT ARE MY INTERESTS? • Do What You Are – Personality Type • Cluster Finder – Career Assessment • Career Interest Profiler
EVHS Grade 11 Completes the “Cluster Finder” to Identify Top Career Clusters
Explore Additional Careers & Clusters & Save them in “My Favorite Careers”
Explore Colleges Tab • MY COLLEGES • Colleges I’m Thinking About • Colleges I’m Applying to • Upcoming College Visits • COLLEGE RESEARCH • College Searches • College Lookup • College Resources • College Maps • Scattergrams • Enrichment Programs • SCHOLARSHIPS & MONEY • Scholarship List • Scholarship Match • Sallie Mae Nat’l Scholarship Search
A Few FavoriteCollege Search Tools NAVIANCE Family Connection: College Search & SuperMatch Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com/com.aspx Counselor-O-Matic(access under links @ home page in FC) US Dept of Education: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ College Navigator (access under links @ home page in FC) (Tutorial available on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVL08v3ZCz0 )
Factors to consider when choosing a college... • Cost • College Characteristics • Social Life • Financial Aid • Admissions Requirements • Academics • Student Population • Location
Scheduled College Rep Visits on Family Connection INFORMATION & SIGN UP Students can sign up to visit with a college representative & receive an email reminder
District 196 College Fair: March 17, 4:00-6:30Eagan High SchoolApproximately 100 public and private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, proprietary schools & military organizations will be represented.Participating colleges, trade, career schools and military organizations can be found on the website for MACAC at www.mn-acac.org. Go to “College Fairs”, then “For Students & Parents”.Admission to the college fair is free!
Checklist for a Campus Visit • Meet with an Admissions Counselor • Verify Admissions Requirements and major deadlines (applications, financial aid) • Take a campus tour and attend a class • Investigate your academic program • Determine actual college costs • Talk with students and faculty • Discuss your chance for admission
College Lookup • Visit the School Website • Compare by GPA, Test Scores • Check Application History • Check EV Acceptance Rates • General Info, Admissions, Financial aid, Majors/Degrees, Student Life & MORE!
Enrichment Programs Search by Alpha or by Topic Oodles of Information about Summer Programs & GAP Year Opportunities!!!
College CostsAverage Annual Tuition & Fees: Private Colleges: $25,237 University of Minnesota: $10,084 State Universities: $6,175 MNSCU 2-Year Community, and Technical Colleges: $4,432
Costs and Financial Aid • FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid • Reciprocity: in-state tuition vs. out-of-state
FAFSA Determines Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Cost of Attendance - the EFC = FINANCIAL NEED
Eligibility Comparison Public 4-Year $15,000 - $ 5,000 Need of: $ 10,000 Public 2-Year $ 7,000 - $ 5,000 Need of: $ 2,000 Private 4-Year $25,000 - $ 5,000 Need of: $20,000 The Expected Family Contribution remains the same!