Exploring Mastery View College Prep Assessments

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The new Mastery View College Prep Assessment is a practice assessment that mirrors the content, time, and length of the ACT, but provides more diagnostic information with a faster turnaround than any other practice test. Educators and students receive rich, timely data that is predictive of student performance on the ACT and provides even more granular data points to pinpoint specific areas that require additional learning. Don't forget to watch the Video Blog about this post as well! Key Audiences: All Audiences

What are Mastery View College Prep Assessments?

Mastery View College Prep Assessments are…

  • Offered to K-12 schools and districts. 
  • Designed to directly benefit students preparing for the ACT®.
  • Developed from the ACT publicly-released blueprint, which are based on ACT-specific standards.

What are the Benefits of Mastery View College Prep Assessments?

  • Ensures students are on track for college readiness.
  • Rich, timely data that is 97% predictive of student performance on the ACT®.
  • Reports delivered within 48-72 hours as opposed to 6-8 weeks from ACT®. 
  • Designed to prepare students for the ACT®.
  • Can be administered online or via paper-pencil.
  • Students and schools keep a copy of the test to be used with results (items will not be on future tests).

Mastery View College Prep Assessment Reports

  • Districts receive seven reports at the student, school, and district level, all of which are available via ShareFile.
  • Look similar to traditional MVPA reports, as they are part of the “predictive” assessment family, with a few notable exceptions, such as no DOK results.
  • The reports include:
    • An individual PDF report for each student
    • Item Analysis Report CSV grouped by school
    • Composite and Subject Area Reports

Student Reports

  • Individual PDF report for each student in Sharefile.
  • “Overall College Readiness” is how the student is projected to score on the ACT.
  • In Math, students should pay special attention to the types of questions or item types (Diagram, Demonstrate, Story), with a focus on practicing the most challenging item types. 
  • In Reading, students should pay special attention to the passage genre and practice with more challenging genres. 
  • In Science, students should pay special attention to the passage type. While any science topic may be assessed in science reading passages on the ACT, the passage type notes the specific skills students need to master to improve their performance on the ACT. 

Item Analysis Report

  • An Item Analysis Report CSV grouped by school is available on ShareFile.
  • Once students, educators, and curriculum departments have utilized the Student Report to identify challenging content areas, item types, passage types, or passage genres, they can use the Item Analysis Report in conjunction with the test to determine where they made mistakes or need additional practice. 
  • For all content areas educators can revisit all items on the test to identify patterns of errors. Namely:
    • Identify why an item was missed. What did the student(s) struggle with? What didn’t they know? 
    • Look for patterns. Did a student(s) miss questions assessing a specific item type, passage type, passage genre, or skill? Educators can review the categories to determine where additional support is needed.
    • Plan for additional support with specific item types, genres, or skills. Determine how a student will learn more in areas that require targeting.

Composite & Subject Area Reports

  • The Composite and Subject Area Reports provide educators and curriculum departments the tools to disaggregate assessment data and develop instructional plans and strategies to help students progress their learning and improve performance on the ACT.
  • Provides information to disaggregate assessment data and develop instructional plans and strategies to help students progress their learning and improve performance on the ACT.
  • Educators and curriculum departments can then drill down into each content area report to learn more.

PRO TIPS:

  • Curriculum departments can utilize the results from the Item Analysis to create a strategic plan to improve ACT scores.
  • When looking at average scores across the school or district, educators should be aware of the participation rate of the College Prep Assessment, and which student groups are participating. 

Final Thoughts

The new Mastery View College Prep Assessment is a great tool to help schools and districts prepare students for the rigors of the ACT, and provides educators with quick, diagnostic, predictive information, which can be used to pinpoint specific areas that require additional learning!  

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