Students often assume that because they are taking recommended classes and moving successfully toward graduation that they are on track to gain admission to and succeed in whatever post-secondary setting they choose. However, for many young people admissions and placement testing are rude awakenings. Establishing partnerships that support administration and funding of pre-testing opportunities provides students with valuable information about their readiness levels and allows them to set improvement goals before the testing becomes high stakes.
Do your students understand the differences among standardized tests for high school graduation, college admissions tests, and placement tests? How could you help them understand these distinctions and access available resources?