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					Waverly High School
 Parent Academy
    Welcome!
                  Tests
•   OGT
•   ACT PLAN
•   PSAT
•   ACT
•   SAT
•   ASVAB
•   WHS quarterly assessments
 Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)


ODE is in the process of changing testing
   requirements but all students that are
presently in high school fall under the OGT
                requirement.
                     OGT
• Must pass to graduate and receive a
  diploma
• First opportunity is March of students’
  sophomore year
    – This year March 14 through 18
•   Reading
•   Math
•   Writing
•   Science
•   Social studies
                  OGT
• Scaled score of 400 required for all
  sections.
• Each section is made up of approximately
  48 raw points.
• Each raw point equals approximately 8
  scaled points.
• Students need to get approximately 34
  raw points to pass. (70%)
                     OGT
• Correct and thorough answers to 2 and 4 point
  questions are critical to passing.

• State average on 2 point questions is .9
• State average on 4 point questions is 2.1

• Students must write to earn these points

• Multiple choice points make up approximately
  69% of points.

• Students cannot pass on multiple choice
  alone
Reading:
• 5 reading passages
  – 1 long—900 to 1200 words
    • Literary or informational
  – 2 medium—500 to 900 words
    • 1 Literary
    • 1 Informational
  – 2 short—under 500 words
    • 2 informational or 1 and 1
• Time may be an issue for slow readers
Reading:
• 32 multiple choice—1 point each
• 4 short answer—2 points each
• 2 extended response—4 points each
  – 1 with the long passage
  – 1 with a medium passage

  TOTAL POINTS: 48
Reading:
• 2 point questions
  – Describe and explain why…..
  – Give one example and explain…..
  – Use information from each poem…..
  – Explain and use information from…..
  – Give two reasons why…..
  – Compare and contrast…..
Reading:
• 4 point questions
  – Give four examples….
  – State two reasons and explain….
  – Describe two characters in detail….
  – Explain and give three examples….
Math:
•   Number, number sense, operations—8-9 points
•   Measurement—8 points
•   Geometry and spatial sense—8 points
•   Patterns, functions, and algebra—10-11 points
•   Data analysis and probability—10-11 points

    TOTAL POINTS: 46
Math:
• 32 multiple choice—1 point each
• 5 short answer—2 points each
• 1 extended response—4 points

  – TOTAL POINTS: 46
Math:
• Easy—25 to 35 %
  – Rely on recall of facts and definitions
• Average—40 to 50 %
  – Requires interpretation of a problem or
    situation and use of problem solving methods
    and informal reasoning (logic).
• Difficult—15 to 25 %
  – Requires significant analysis and reasoning
    including abstract thinking
  Calculate the
  volume of the
     planter.


Then calculate 3/4
  of the volume.


Be careful! One of
the answer options
  is the complete
   volume of the
       planter.
4 point question
        What you’ll have to do

• Calculate salaries with a $500 raise
• Calculate salaries with a 2% raise
• Evaluate what method gives the highest
  raise to the most people
• State which method will probably win
• Explain why this method will win (more
  money for more people)
• Must have all 4 things written down to
  get 4 points
Writing:
• 2 writing prompts—18 points each
• 1 short answer—2 points
• 10 multiple choice—1 point each

  – TOTAL POINTS—48
Writing:
• Multiple choice questions
  – Punctuation, mainly commas
  – Subject / verb agreement
  – Proper pronoun usage
  – Proper use of conjunctions
  – Capitalization
  – Proper grammar
Writing:
• Short Answer
  – Prewriting
    • Topics
    • Resources
  – Paragraph revision
  – Choosing appropriate support material
    • Charts, graphs, drawings
Writing:
• Writing prompts
  – Usually
    • Personal experience
    • What if?
Science:
• 12 points
  – Science and technology
  – Scientific inquiry
  – Scientific way of knowing
• 36 points
  – Earth and space science
  – Life sciences
  – Physical sciences

  TOTAL POINTS: 48
Science
• 32 multiple choice—1 point each
• 4 short answer—2 points each
• 2 extended response—4 points each

  – TOTAL POINTS: 48
 What common
item do you see
  in the picture?


 What do you
relate that item
      to?
Science:
• Helpful strategies
  – Common sense
  – Careful reading
  – Process of elimination
  – Deep thinking
  – Simplify by relating to common items and
    situations
Social Studies:
• History—14 points
• People in societies and Geography—12
  points
• Economics, government and citizenship
  rights and responsibilities—13 points
• Social Studies skills and methods—9
  points
  – Reading maps, charts, graphs, timelines, etc

• TOTAL POINTS: 48
Social Studies:
• 32 multiple choice—1 point each
• 4 short answer—2 points each
• 2 extended response—4 points each

  – TOTAL POINTS: 48
Spending:           Unemployment rate:
Less money to       Increase in unemployment rate
spend because       because if people are spending
people are paying   less some people in sales will
more taxes          lose their jobs. Less sales will
                    also make truckers and
                    manufacturers have fewer jobs
Social Studies:
• United States Amendments
  – 13th:   Prohibited slavery
  – 14th:   Citizenship for blacks
  – 15th:   Right to vote for blacks
  – 16th:   Federal income tax
  – 19th:   Right to vote for women
  – 26th:   Changed voting age to 18 (from 21)
• United States Court Cases
  – Plessey v Ferguson
  – Brown v Board of Education
                  OGT given:
•   March sophomore year
•   Summer
•   Fall junior year
•   March junior year
•   Summer
•   Fall senior year
•   March senior year
    Waverly High School will have after school
    tutoring for math and science starting in January.
                ACT PLAN
•   Pre ACT for sophomores
•   Used as a predictive of ACT success
•   English, Math, Reading, Science
•   Administered early fall
•   Cost is $10.10
•   Results in November
•   Receive information in English class
•   Sign up in guidance office
ACT PLAN
          PSAT / NMSQT
• Practice for the SAT
• Chance to qualify for National Merit
  Scholarship when taken as a junior
• Reading, math, and writing
• Administered in the fall
• Cost is $13.00
• Results in December
                     ACT
• Most widely used college entrance exam in the
  Midwest
• Register online
• English, math, reading, science
• Writing optional but required by most colleges
• Cost is $33.00, with writing is $48.00
• May take multiple times
• Scores from multiple tests are NOT averaged
• Students with an IEP may be allowed
  accommodations
                     ACT
• Check college website for
  – Score deadlines
  – Writing requirement
  – Average score for incoming freshmen
  – Required score for direct admittance to
    particular programs
                  ACT
• Dates
  – October 23
  – December 11
  – February 12
  – April 9
  – June 11
• Registration deadlines are 5 weeks before
  test date
• College codes must be entered for score
  reports to be sent to desired colleges
                      ACT
• Testing locations
  – Pike County CTC
  – Chillicothe High School
  – Ohio University Chillicothe
  – Scioto County CTC
  – Shawnee State University
          ACT—questions
English   75 Usage mechanics—40
             Rhetorical skills—35
Math      60 Pre-algebra—24
             Intermediate algebra / geometry—18
             Trigonometry—18
Reading   40 Social studies / natural sciences—20
             Arts / literature—20
Science   40 Not broken down
                    ACT
21.7—WHS average composite score
21.8—Ohio average composite score
21.0—national average composite score

• College benchmarks for sub scores
  – English—18
  – Math—22 (college algebra)
  – Science—24
• 50% chance of a B or higher in college
• 75% chance of a C or higher in college
    Courses make a difference!
     Courses       average math score   college ready
Alg 1, Geometry,
Alg 2, Ad. Math,          26                100%
Calculus
Alg 1, Geometry,
Alg 2, Ad. Math           19.5              50%

Alg 1, Geometry,
Alg 2                     18.9              25%

Pre-algebra,
Algebra 1,                17.5              22%
Geometry
    Courses make a difference!
     Courses          Average science   College ready
                           score
Biology, Physical
science,                   25.4             67%
Chemistry, Physics
Biology, Physical
science, Chemistry         21.6             26%

Other science
classes 2 – 3 years        19.6             0%
                          SAT
• Required by a few colleges
  – More likely to be required at
     •   Private schools
     •   Top nationwide universities
     •   California schools
     •   Some east coast schools


• Check university / college website
                     SAT
• Core test—reading, math, writing
• Subject tests—20
  – English, math, history, science, languages
  – Most colleges require 2 to 3
• Cost is $47 plus $21 for subject tests
• Given at Chillicothe High School—limited
  dates
                 ASVAB
• Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
• Given in October for interested juniors and
  seniors
• Results in November
• Administering to all sophomores in March
• Results in April
                 ASVAB
• Measures strengths and weaknesses
• Helps students identify possible careers
  based on interests
• Provides students with career information
  and statistics
• Identifies additional education needed for
  various careers
                 ASVAB
• 8 subject areas
  – Arithmetic reasoning
  – Mathematics knowledge
  – Word knowledge
  – Paragraph comprehension
  – General science
  – Mechanical comprehension
  – Electronics information
  – Auto and shop information
                ASVAB
• Used by the armed forces for anyone
  interested in a military career
• Scores determine which branch is
  available to students
• Scores determine which jobs a person is
  eligible to have in each service branch
                  WHS
AP calculus course with testing here in May
• Used as placement criteria for college
  math classes.
• Students may earn college credit based on
  their score.
• Cost of test is $79. Fee reductions are
  available for qualified students.
  WHS Quarterly Assessments
• All material taught at WHS is aligned to
  ODE standards
• Quarterly assessments are given in all
  subject areas over material taught each
  grading period
• Designed to replicate the OGT, ACT and
  AP exam
                Test Prep
• Print publications available for
    OGT              ACT
    PSAT             SAT
    PLAN             ASVAB

•   Guidance Office
•   Barnes and Noble
•   Borders
•   Amazon
•   Apps for Ipads, Iphones, and
    Smartphones also available.
        Online test prep / resources
•   OGT--http://www.ode.state.oh.us
•   PLAN--http://www.actstudent.org/plan
•   ACT--http://www.actstudent.org
•   PSAT--http://www.collegeboard.org/psat
•   SAT--http://www.collegeboard.com
•   ASVAB--http://www.military.com/asvab
•   The Island--http://www.studyisland.com
•   INFOHIO--http://www.infohio.org/
•   Learning Express--
    http://www.infohio.org/ER/secure/LearningExpress.asp

				
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