College Entrance Exam Webinars

Currently, all scheduled webinars have aired, been recorded, and archived under one of the corresponding tabs. For on-going, self-paced SAT modules, please see below.

SAT School Day Orientation Modules

The week beginning February 3rd, the College Board began sending out email communication to SAT points of contact in regards to an online resource/webinar/module, which provides an overview of the SAT School Day Administration. The information within the modules include:

  • Detailed information on the various roles filled by SAT School Day staff
  • The registration process
  • SAT Administration

It is important to note that the modules were created to be used nationally and that there are several references that do not pertain to the Idaho contract; please view module document, below, for more detailed information.

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Whether your school is participating in online registration or bulk registration, every point of contact received communication with link to access the modules and a pass code. Please contact Nichole Hall if you are in need of the link and a pass code, nhall@sde.idaho.gov.

PSAT

button Preparing for the PSAT - September 17, 2013

This recorded webinar for educators, will equip them to introduce their students to the PSAT and SAT instructions, format, timing, and test taking strategies using actual test items.

Participants in the PSAT webinar will also review models for implementing the PSAT that bolster a college going culture. The College Board also provides free counseling material designed to help families understand the role of assessments in college admissions and scholarships, and the importance of rigorous coursework during their high school careers. These free College Board resources, as well as others, will be reviewed during the webinar, so as to help Idaho teachers use PSAT & SAT data to plan improvements to curriculum and instruction.

Specific topics covered in the webinar:

  • Preparing for the PSAT
  • Review of free resources
  • National Merit Scholarships
  • PSAT Summary of Answers & Skills Report / SAT School Day Reports
  • Official SAT Online Course
  • Advanced Placement - AP Potential tool
  • Overview of next steps when PSAT results are delivered in December

Before watching the recorded webinar, please visit, http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/psat/download, to view free PSAT downloads. The 2013 PSAT Supervisor's Manual is located on this page; you can also access the PSAT Supervisor's Manual, below.

To access the recorded webinar, please see below.

PSAT Workshop - Idaho Education Network (IEN)

For additional, detailed PSAT training, please sign up for an interactive video conference via the IEN. During this workshop, David Moniz, with the College Board, will walk educators through sample PSAT results while discussing how to interpret the results, to improve instructional strategies and reach students’ educational goals.

  • When: Tuesday, September 24
  • Time: 3 pm MDT / 2 pm PDT and 4 pm MDT / 3 pm PDT
  • Duration: 60 minutes including Q&A

To register: Contact Kristin Guidry at kristin.guidry@ien.idaho.gov or call 208-332-1842.


button PSAT - Results, Resources and Next Steps - January 14, 2014

This webinar will help school administrators and teachers return PSAT results to students in an efficient and productive manner. Scores are presented within a college and career readiness context. Free resources and recommendations for next steps include videos, PowerPoints, handouts, and access to the SAT Online Course. Educators will review models for encouraging use of college and career planning tools available through the My College QuickStart application, which also provides students with information on their potential to score 3 or higher on specific AP Exams based on PSAT results.


button College Board AP Potential Training - Jan. 15, 2014

This webinar will help teachers, counselors and administrators use results from the PSAT to identify and recruit students who are likely to succeed in rigorous AP courses. AP Potential is a free online tool that generates rosters of students likely to score 3 or higher on given AP Exams, using performance data from specific sections of the PSAT. Participants will review strategies resources for starting and expanding AP programs, as well as counseling individual students.


button PSAT Summary of Answers & Skills - Jan. 28 & 29, 2014

This webinar will give educators significant insight into the academic skills and content knowledge of students. The PSAT Summary of Answers & Skills Report (SOAS) is a free resource for high schools that administered the PSAT to at least 5 students in a grade level. Schools can compare their aggregate student performance on each item against the state and nation, and identify skills and content worthy of review. The SOAS report is also an excellent tool for vertical teams in English and Math. PSAT Coordinators at each high school were give SOAS Access Codes to download their school's reports at https://scores.collegeboard.org

SAT

button SAT School Day Reports - August 12, 2013

The Idaho SAT School Day Reports Training provides educators training on how to interpret and utilize their school's SAT School Day Reports. In this archived recording, originally aired on August 12, 2013, student performance in Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing is reviewed within a state context. Resources on how to improve the college and career readiness skills measured on the SAT is also shared, along with several models for implementation. Viewers will also learn to use PSAT data from their schools' sophomore and junior cohorts to improve outcomes on the SAT.


button SAT Bulk Registration - January 2014

This webinar was created for those districts who asked to participate in the SAT Bulk Registration process, for the SAT School Day administration, on April 16, 2014. The webinar content provides district staff with the instructions, timeline, and registration window for the bulk registration process.

If you are unsure if your district is participating in the bulk registration process, please refer to the document below. If your district is not included in the list, please disregard this webinar; your district is participating in the online registration process. If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Hall, nhall@sde.idaho.gov, or (208) 332-6933.


button SAT Online Course Training for Educators - Jan. 9 & Feb. 6, 2014

This webinar will provide educators with models to implement the SAT Online Course. Create classes and assign homework, or provide the course as independent study. Participants will also learn how to identify and address weaknesses in academic skills and content knowledge using data from the PSAT.


button College Board Services for Students with Disabilities - Jan. 6, 2014

Applications for students requiring accommodations for the April 16th SAT School Day Administration can begin at any time and are due by February 26th. Please see below for more information on an upcoming training opportunity on the Students with Disabilities Request for Accommodations process.

This webinar will help educators understand the process, policies, and deadlines for requesting accommodations on College Board assessments: the SAT, PSAT, and Advanced Placement Exams. Once accommodations have been granted, students can continue to use them throughout their high school career. Participants will receive an overview of the accommodations available through the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), and receive instructions for managing the accommodations process through the Online SSD Portal


button Student Search Service - College and Scholarship Opportunities

This webinar will provide educators with an overview of the features and functions of the Student Search Service (SSS). This program is a free service offered to students who participate in the College Board's SAT, PSAT and AP programs. Participants in the webinar will be able to offer informed recommendations to families who are interested in receiving information on admissions and financial aid directly from colleges that are a good fit for students.

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER Administration Training

How to appropriately identify the students who would most benefit from the ACCUPLACER

  • ACCUPLACER Diagnostic for Juniors
  • ACCUPLACER Placement for Seniors

ACCUPLACER Test Set-up & Resources

  • Permission Levels - How to add users
  • Pre-registration system
  • Test day administration
  • Reports - How to create and run reports
  • Resources Tab

How to analyze ACCUPLACER data and use the data appropriately and effectively for:

  • Remediation
Training Documents

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nichole Hall, lto:nhall@sde.idaho.gov">nhall@sde.idaho.gov or (208) 332-6933.