Tuesday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Objective: Students will review their MAP scores from last year, identify what they might mean related to college choice, create their Raise.me accounts, and add their classes for this year.
Standard: SL.11-12.2 - Students should go to the Learning Targets/Grading topic on Classroom and follow instructions for adding it to the learning target tracking sheet.
Why? Knowing what your options are for life after high school is important. MAP and Raise.me are two pieces of being aware of your options.
1. Students should have their learning target/standards folders at their desks (get in the habit of grabbing these every day.
2. I will distribute two learning target/standard sheets. We will walk through the process of looking at the list of standards on Classroom and adding the standard to your own sheet. WHY DO YOU NEED TO WRITE THE STANDARD ON YOUR OWN SHEET? Good question - we'll talk about that.
3. I will pass out students' MAP Student Progress reports showing all results through this past spring.
4. Students will go to the Mapping the Road to College resource on Classroom, put in their math and reading scores (I suggest going five points below and five points above a score - ex. score of 263, so set the score range at 258-268), and see what schools they might be prepared to attend based on their MAP scores.
5. As students look at the schools on their maps (before clicking on them), we are going to stop and think about these questions: What does it mean if I have many options available to me (i.e. many schools on my map)? What does it mean if I don't have many options available to me (i.e. not many schools on my map)? It seems many students have questioned why they would put their full effort into the MAP assessments because they are "just another pointless assessment." I disagree. MAP assessments are significant because they help students be informed about where they currently are, how they are growing, and what they need to do to get to where they want to go.
6. Go ahead and click on some of the colleges on the map, which will allow you to see enrollment information, cost, etc., for each of the schools.
7. Keeping the MAP college map open, go to Raise.me and do the following:
- Using the updated transcript (you will only have one of these if you have taken classes for high school credit), update your profile to include last year's grades, put in your classes for this year, and update any other areas (extracurriculars, jobs, etc.).
- Make sure you are set up to only have two grades for a class: first semester and second semester.
- Are any of the schools listed on the MAP map on Raise.me? If so, I suggest following them to see what kind of money you might get from them.
- If there are any schools which are found in both places, compare/contrast the information the two resources provide. Look back at your standard (SL.11-12.2) and consider why there might be discrepancies, what that means to the credibility of the information, etc.
8. We will visit Raise.me at least once a quarter so you can update your status, but you are welcome to use it on your own time.
9. At the end of both Tuesday and Wednesday, complete an exit ticket. For the teacher question, tell me one detail from any of the resources you have reviewed which leads you to trust or not trust it.
10. Keep your transcript and MAP results in your folder. At the end of the period every day, return your learning targets/standards folder to your class' designated spot.
HOMEWORK: Continue exploring Raise.me to see what might be available to you.