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Middle School: The Foundation of Tennessee Student Post Secondary Success

  • Murfreesboro City Schools 2552 South Church Street Murfreesboro, TN, 37127 United States (map)

High-stakes assessments continue to evolve, but one thing remains certain: their importance to the college acceptance process. The ACT and its junior tests are changing, and the students you help today need to be ready to perform on these tests tomorrow.  The foundation of skills and core content a student acquires in MIDDLE SCHOOL will be the surest predictor of success both in high school and on the college-bound assessments.

Preparing students EARLY to be able to show what they know when confronted with testing is crucial to their life-long opportunities. But preparing for tests should contribute to, not distract from, core instruction. How do the most successful school districts nationwide support this integration?  Come learn what research-based initiatives have proven power to accelerate learning and opportunity.

  • How Middle School scope and sequence are foundational to College and Career Readiness.
  • What does it take to raise the bar? What would it take to bring every student to a 26 on the ACT?
  • How bringing Math and Reading skills to and above grade level is possible, and crucial to future achievement.
  • Discover how best to prepare your students and faculty for what is on the NEW ACT® and the NEW Pre-ACT.
  • Understand the nature of standardized testing: how it is like and unlike classroom assessment.
  • Learn how you can predict, and then improve, ACT® test scores 3-5 years in advance by using proven college readiness measures.
  • Meet the exact needs of each student through targeted, differentiated instruction.
  • Get valuable insights on how to grow your students’ belief in their ability to succeed. 

Be prepared for an interactive day of learning and growth - individual and group exercises, small group discussion, planning and practice – to bring new ideas and methods back to your school and district.