Linking Assessment to Instruction
- map the development of your students' knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science
- analyze your students' progress to identify areas of strength and areas that need more attention
- help determine next steps in the instructional planning process
College Readiness Standards Reports can be found:
- for the ACT, Table 1.6 of the ACT Profile Report
- for ACT Explore and ACT Plan, Table 1c of the Profile Summary Report
Tools to Be Used with College Readiness Standards Reports
The Connecting College Readiness Standards to the Classroom publication sets are available:
Each set includes the following:
- content-specific guides, designed for teachers. These guides:
- interpret the reports
- describe the tests
- provide sample test questions by level of difficulty
- include information on how to help support low-scoring students
- include sample instructional activities
- provide the College Readiness Standards and ideas for educational experiences from which students might benefit
- include information to assist teachers as they assess students' readiness for college coursework
- an administrator's guide that includes test descriptions, score interpretation information, a curriculum review activity, and information about college readiness
Other useful tools include the Instructional Support Workshop Materials.
Answering Questions to Improve Instruction
The information in the College Readiness Standards Reports helps answer questions like:
- How can your instructional emphasis be modified to produce improved results?
- What special support, if any, do your students need?
- How can your instructional program be made more effective?
- What additional steps can be taken to increase learning?
- What are the gaps in your curriculum, if any?