Yesterday all 10th graders at Melrose took the PLAN test. This is a very useful tool for those students considering going onto a 4 year college as this is what I refer to as the "Pre ACT". In 8th grade they all took the EXPLORE test, 10th grade is the PLAN test and then as 11th graders, if they choose to on their own, they will take the ACT. The ACT is a determining factor to getting into a 4 year college. You can find more information about the EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT by clicking on their highlighted name.
One of the main reasons why I really like this test is that it has an interest inventory as part of the test. After we receive the results, the test takes the results of the interest inventory and compares that with the answers to the subject area test and lets the student know not only what they will enjoy as a career, but also what they will be good at doing.
When the results come in, I will meet with the entire class to go over the results and explain their scores and the interest inventory.