Webinar - Redesigned SAT & PSAT

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NC AP Partnership:

NC AP Partnership Ensuring College and Career Success for North Carolina’s Students The Nuts and Bolts of the Redesigned SAT and PSAT Exams

The SAT Suite of Assessments:

Common Empirical Backbone The SAT Suite of Assessments

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The first administration of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be in fall 2015. Sample questions to help students prepare will be available in December 2014/January 2015. A full practice test will be available in March 2015 on the College Board website. The Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT ®

Connection to the Redesigned SAT:

Connection to the Redesigned SAT The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will mirror the knowledge and skill areas tested by the redesigned SAT. The 7 key changes of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT are:

PSAT 8/9:

PSAT 8/9 Replaces current ReadiStep assessment Serves as the foundation for understanding students’ progress as they enter high school All 8 th and 9 th graders, beginning with the high school graduating classes of 2020 and 2019. Who should take PSAT 8/9?

PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT:

PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT PSAT 10 PSAT/NMSQT Test Same test; different forms Administration Spring Testing Window October Test Dates (2) Students 10th Graders 10th and 11th Graders National Merit Qualifier No Yes

Grade Level Appropriate Reading:

Grade Level Appropriate Reading PSAT 8/9 PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT SAT Draw fairly simple, one-step conclusions spelled out clearly in the text Draw a more subtle inference to reach the right conclusion from a text Perform several steps to draw the right conclusion from a text Identify relationships based on multiple, fairly straightforward pieces of info stated in the text Infer somewhat more complicated relationships based on more subtle pieces of info stated in the text Infer more complex relationships from the text by piecing facts or incidents together Determine explicit meaning from the graphic or text Recognize trends in graphical data Synthesize information from a graphic and passage

Grade Level Appropriate Writing & Language:

Grade Level Appropriate Writing & Language PSAT 8/9 PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT SAT Use punctuation effectively in simple contexts, such as using commas to separate items in a list Use punctuation effectively in somewhat challenging contexts, such as using a colon to introduce a list Use punctuation effectively in challenging contexts, such as using a semicolon to link independent clauses Edit straightforward sentences that pose some challenge, such as sentences with an introductory phrase Edit compound and complex sentences, including sentences with introductory phrases and clauses Edit syntactically challenging sentences, such as lengthy sentences that include several clauses Accurately incorporate basic information from graphics into a text Accurately incorporate somewhat detailed or nuanced information from graphics into a text Incorporate accurate, specific, and complex information from graphics into a text

Grade Level Appropriate Math:

Grade Level Appropriate Math PSAT 8/9 PSAT 10 & PSAT/NMSQT SAT Many items requiring one or two steps to solve Many items requiring 2 or more steps to solve Emphasis on multi-step problems May require the use of common geometric equations May require the use of common geometric equations and spatial reasoning Requires the use of geometry concepts and reasoning Includes ratios, proportions, percents , introductory probability and statistics Requires comparing linear and exponential growth Includes statistics topics such as sampling and inferring correlation and causation form a research method May require the use of properties of right triangles to solve problems Requires the use of trigonometric relationships Requires the use of trigonometry

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The Redesigned SAT ® The first administration of the redesigned SAT will be in spring 2016. Today’s 10th-graders (Class of 2017) will be the first to take the redesigned SAT. The redesigned SAT will be offered in print everywhere and by computer in select locations.

8 Key Changes to the SAT:

8 Key Changes to the SAT

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT:

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT 3 Hours, 45 Minutes 3 Hours* 50 Minutes for Optional Essay Total Testing Time * Subject to research Components Critical Reading Writing + Essay Mathematics Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Reading Writing & Language Math Essay (Optional) Current SAT Redesigned SAT

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT:

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT 600-2400 Scale Critical Reading (800) Mathematics (800) Writing (800) 400-1600 Scale Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (800) Math (800) Essay score Scoring * Subject to research Insight Scores None Multiple Insight Scores Current SAT Redesigned SAT

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT:

Comparison of Current SAT and Redesigned SAT Optional and given at the end of the SAT 50 minutes to write the essay Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text Essay Current SAT Redesigned SAT Required and given at the beginning of the SAT 25 minutes to write the essay Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue

Scores:

Scores

Overview of Khan Academy Partnership:

Formally announced on March 5, 2014 Will provide free, high quality test-preparation programs and resources to all students T raining and support will be provided to teachers, counselors, mentors, and other stakeholders involved in helping students prepare for SAT High quality practice resources for the current SAT are available now on the Khan Academy website Complements existing College Board practice resources Overview of Khan Academy Partnership 16

Khan Academy: Road to Success:

Send Score Data Jeff’s Path to SAT Success 1 2 Personalized Learning Roadmap Official SAT Practice Tests With Scoring for Paper & Pencil 3 Powered By Schools, Educators, Community Groups 17 Khan Academy: Road to Success

Administration Timelines:

Administration Timelines

Ordering and Test Administration:

Ordering and Test Administration April 2015 October 2015 October 2015 – January 2016 February – March 2016 March 2016 Ordering for PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 opens PSAT/NMSQT Administration PSAT 8/9 Fall Testing Window PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 Spring Testing Window Redesigned SAT Administration

10 Things You Can Do Now:

10 Things You Can Do Now 1 2 3 Learn why we are redesigning our assessments and about the components of the College Board Readiness and Success System Understand the key differences between the current and redesigned assessments Decide with administrators which tests to administer and when

10 Things You Can Do Now (Continued):

10 Things You Can Do Now ( Continued ) 4 5 6 Review the redesigned SAT’s test specifications https://www.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/test_specifications_for_the_redesigned_sat_na3.pdf Become familiar with the 8 key changes to the redesigned SAT found at deliveringopportunity.org Be knowledgeable about the free, personalized, focused practice resources for all students through Khan Academy

10 Things You Can Do Now (Continued):

10 Things You Can Do Now ( Continued) 7 8 9 Learn about the College Board’s commitment to breaking down barriers to college , visit deliveringopportunity.org Discuss with your colleagues how the SAT Suite of Assessments reflect the best of classroom instruction Use helpful redesign resources and tips from deliveringopportunity.org to support your discussions

10 Things You Can Do Now (Continued):

10 Things You Can Do Now ( Continued) 10 Stay informed: Sign up for updates at deliveringopportunity.org Follow us on Twitter @ CollegeBoard @ OfficialSAT @ SATQuestion Follow us on Instagram @ collegeboard Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/ thecollegeboard

Upcoming Resources to Help You:

Upcoming Resources to Help You March 2015 Summer 2015 Summer 2015 The Counselor Resource Guide to the Redesigned Assessments Teacher and Parent Guides to the Redesigned Assessments Counselor Video and Related Resources Distributed January 2015 Monthly Counselor Webinars

Contact Information::

Contact Information: Kathleen Koch Director, NC AP Partnership 704.534.6455 (phone) 850.521.4921 (fax) kkoch@collegeboard.org Jerry McMahan Associate Director, NC AP Partnership 704.575.7375 (phone) 850.521.4921 (fax) jmcmahan@collegeboard.org

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