ccp unit 3
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explain what the EXPLORE test is and how it relates to the ACT
a multiple-choice, pre-ACT standardized test taken by eighth and ninth graders. it tests students in English, math, reading, and science
explain the advantages of taking the EXPLORE test
informs you about your strengths and weaknesses and includes a career guidance module
how much time are students given to complete each section, and in what form are the test questions?
30 minutes, multiple choice
what areas are students assessed on in the EXPLORE English test?
sentence structure (11)
what areas are students assessed on in the EXPLORE math test, and how many multiple choice answers are there for each question?
pre algebra (10)
elementary algebra (9)
statistics and probability (4)
-5 answer choices per question
do students have to memorize math formulas to take the EXPLORE math test?
no, it focuses solely on the ability to reason using math
what areas are students assessed on the EXPLORE reading test?
social studies (10 each)
what areas are students assessed on in the EXPLORE science test?
earth and space science (12)
life science (10)
physical science (6)
the information in the EXPLORE science test is presented in what formats?
what does the EXPLORE score report tell students?
describes skills and knowledge already possessed and makes suggestions on how you can improve for the PLAN and ACT
what is the best composite score on the PLAN
explain what the PLAN test is and how it relates to the ACT
a multiple-choice, pre-ACT standardized test taken by tenth graders. it's tests students in English, math, reading, and science.
explain what the advantages are to taking the PLAN test
•explore potential careers
•compare your estimated ACT composite score range to typical ACT scores of students who attend the type of students who attend the type of college you want to attend
•interactive map for career fields
• show what subjects to improve
how much time are you given to take the PLAN test, and how many questions does it consist of?
17 more questions than EXPLORE
what areas does the PLAN test cover?
usage and mechanics (30)
-grammar and usage
rhetorical skills (20)
what math subjects does the PLAN math test cover?
first year geometry
do students who take the PLAN test have to memorize mathematical formulas for the math section?
no, it focuses solely on the ability to reason using math
passages for the PLAN reading test are taken from what three areas?
prose fiction (3!!)
what three formats will students have to understand to take the PLAN science test?
which science subject areas are covered in the PLAN science test?
what information does the PLAN score report provide?
what you need to improve and what you're good at
max score on PSAT
describe what the PSAT/NMSQT
a test that is similar to the SAT and is taken during a students junior year. the test is shorter and less time-consuming it serves as a qualifying instrument for the NMSP and can be helpful for early college guidance
what are the advantages to taking the PSAT
•measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills
•pretest for SAT
•qualify to win scholarship
•career abd college planning tools (feedback, compare, familiarize, info, access, scholarships)
what does the MyRoad resource allow students to do?
•discover their interests
•explore college majors related to interests
• build a list of potential colleges and simplify application process
•create and save a planning portfolio
what is the ORA personality profiler?
an online assessment that you can take to learn about your personality and get suggestions about college majors and careers
how long are students given to complete each section of the PSAT?
2 hours and 10 minutes
two 25 minute critical reading
two 25 minute math
one 30 minute writing skills
what does the critical reading section of the PSAT assess a student on?
•comprehension of meanings of words and how parts of a sentence fit together
•a students ability to read and think carefully about a passage or two related passages
what is a student supposed to do with the grid-ins on the math section of the PSAT?
students must arrive at the answer and place it in a grid
what areas of math are tested on the PSAT?
•numbers and operations
•algebra and functions
•geometry and measurements
•data analysis, statistics, and probability
what abilities does the writing skills section of the PSAT assess?
express ideas effectively, recognize errors in usage and structure, and use language with consideration to meaning
what is the minimum and maximum score for each section of the PSAT?
what does the selection index determine?
the sum of three scores in each test section. it determines a students eligibility for the NMSP
what are four things you should accomplish before the test to make sure you are prepared to do well?
1. devote time every week to study for the test and make sure you start this practice at least 6 months prior to test day
2. do take advantage of the sample questions that the college boards provide for the PSAT and ACT provides for the PLAN and EXPLORE. use u to practice and understand the questions you'll be asked
3. do spend extra time focusing on subjects that you feel less confident in
4. don't stay up late cramming the night before the test
of you have trouble getting up in the morning, what is a tip you can do to help you wake up in time on test day? how should you dress on test day?
•set your alarm on other side of room so you're forced to get up
•dress in layers!
if you have time left after answering all the questions, it's always good to review them. what steps should you take when reviewing your answers?
1. look at answer sheet to make sure it's filled out properly
2. make sure your answers correspond to the right questions and that you did not leave any blank
3. return to the questions you were unsure of
where should you look for grammatical inconsistencies on tests? why is it important to be aware of such inconsistencies?
•between question stem and answer choices
•a choice is almost always wrong if it and the stem do not make a grammatically correct sentence
explain the rules for guessing on the EXPLORE, PLAN, and PSAT tests.
•the correct answers are more carefully stated than the incorrect choices
•a positive statement is more likely to be correct
•more "c's" than any other answer
•watch for a vs an
•go with your gut
how many points do you lose if you leave an answer blank on the PSAT?
you lose 1/4 of a point
what are the symptoms of test anxiety?
•loss of appetite
•fear of failure
•inability to concentrate
what are the two principal ways to relieve test anxiety?
1. know how to manage thoughts
2. know how to manage feelings