Thinking About the ACT...Davie County
November 1st, 2013


Do you know how the ACT impacts high school performance grades?
Check it out here
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Where are the resources for ACT, PLAN, EXPLORE and WORKKEYS?
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/act/
http://www.act.org/stateservices/northcarolina/

What are the College Readiness Standards?

A Look at Practices at the District, School and Classroom Levels

Crucial Conversation Among High School Staff:
  • Who “owns” this test? In other words, do all staff members feel responsible?
  • Do all staff members know what is on the ACT? Do they know how their curriculum aligns to ACT expectations?
  • How do PLAN scores inform students? Parents? Teachers?
  • Do we need to re-teach any test-taking strategies? If so, what?
  • What are our school's strategies for success?

Working on the Work (Advice from one School System to Colleagues):
  • Myth-busting with data
  • Importance of Curriculum Alignment (Revisit those CRS and ask, "Who owns the gaps?")
  • Using the PLAN scores
  • Communication 101

Using the PLAN scores with intentionality:

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So what does this mean for my school? My classroom?
What can I do to better prepare our students? What can we do to better prepare our students?