mtss for college and career readiness

What it means for School and District leaders?

To reach composite benchmark readiness score of 21 on the ACT®, schools need to double the ACT® score growth of the last decade. To achieve this growth in score can require significant investment of resources. We partner with schools to reduce the burden on teachers, contain the cost of implementing solutions, and exceed college and career readiness goals. We strongly believe that our approach increases benchmark readiness and prepares students for success in college.


Content Analysis

The Content Analysis Report provides a comprehensive evaluation of student's strength and weakness in each of the four subtests. For example, the ACT® evaluates students in over 600 college readiness concepts across English, Mathematics, Reading and Science, so to make the process more effective we have broken down the ACT® into skill areas that are core to the test.

The report identifies skill areas of weakness that the student needs to work on and the impact it will have on the composite score. To recommend areas of improvement, we use simple Pareto charts. This identifies the skill areas that students and educators need to focus their efforts. The grade level report provides recommendation for the entire group of students so it is easy to implement improvement programs in a school setting.

Address the following questions
  • How can individual students improve their scores by 20%?
  • How can entire groups of students improve their scores?
  • How can administrators and teachers structure an improvement program?
  • How can you get started?
  • Administer pre-test
  • Receive the reports package that identifies focus areas
  • Structure an improvement program based on the recommendations
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    Typical implementation timeline

    The end to end process takes about 12 weeks including the improvement program that schools strcuture or students follow using the online content platform. A typical timeline is listed below with suggested activity by week.

    Week 1: Planning for the day when students will take the pre-test. Getting the materials required for the pre-test in place.

    Week 2: Administering pre-test and shipping the answersheets to be analyzed.

    Week 3: Waiting for the analysis to be completed and online content to be setup.

    Week 4: Reviewing the reports and planning the in school improvement program.

    Week 5 - 12: Begin an improvement program. This involves two weeks of instructions in each of the four sub-tests of the ACT® to cover the content areas identified by the analysis.

    We will work with your to design an implementation plan that will work in your school. We also have a repository of best practices that you can leverage. Please contact us for case studies.

    Online Pre-Testing

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    Our online pre-test can be configured as a timed or untimed test. This approach enables schools to engage both in-school and remote learners in the college and career readiness discussions.

    Student Report

    student personalized report

    The analysis identifies content areas that offer the most opportunity for improvement. To help students take personal responsibility for college and career readiness, the report shows a projected score.

    What one student had to say:

    I always knew math was my sweet spot, but I never could figure out how to prepare for the other sections. Thanks to the assessment here, I focused on the right areas to prepare and saw a 2-point increase. - Grade 11 student in TN
    Free ELA and Math Quizzes

    Anyone with a Google account can work on the concepts tested in ELA and Math. This is the first step to improving college readiness.

    Google Classroom Integration

    Simply pick a quiz to assign to Google Classroom. Students complete the quiz with their Google login. Teacher can upload grades to Google Classroom.

    Analytics matter!

    Our lean six sigma approach - pareto analysis - identifies areas of weakness. Administrators use the findings to develop academic master schedule to ensure instruction time is focused on helping students work on their weakness. Teachers use the time to provide instruction and practice on specific weakness areas.

    Lean Six Sigma Based

    Utilizing a process based approach towards formative assessment we help students, teachers and administrators address key challenges faced by students to effectively drive positive results. Learn more about the teacher tools our platform offers.

    PreACT® Content Analysis

    PreACT® score is a good predictor for ACT® score. The PreACT tests about 400+ college readiness concepts which are a subset of the 600+ college readiness concepts tested on the ACT. Schools implement improvement programs in Freshmen and Sophomore years leveraging best practices from their Juniors ACT® programs.

    Longitudinal Data

    Formative assessment reports for PreACT®, ACT, PSAT™, and SAT® empowers decision makers to use data for continuous improvement programs. PSAT™ and PreACT® assessments identify deficit areas early in high school. The PSAT 8/9 analysis offers districts a low cost approach to high school placement.