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Thursday, July 12 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Preparing Students for the ACT Through Core Instruction (2nd Hour)

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Objectives: • What does and does not work in ACT prep • Alignment between the ACT and Utah Core Standards • Instructional practices in English, math, and science that improve ACT outcomes Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, counselors, testing coordinators Description: The ACT is an assessment that measures the critical thinking abilities of students and predicts the likelihood of student success in entry-level college classes. However, this is not a test that students can “cram” for; success on the ACT is predicted by the level of higher-level thinking preparation in all subject areas that students attain throughout high school. Come learn about what does and does not work in ACT preparation, see how the Utah Core Standards align with ACT-assessed skills, and learn how to incorporate instructional practices that improve ACT outcomes for all students. Attendees will plan where and how to incorporate ACT-skill practice into Core instruction. **Attendees should bring an internet-capable laptop or tablet to this session.**


Whitney Barlow

Math Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Whitney taught math in Jordan School District for several years. She is passionate about why teachers need to have students include writing in math.
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Megan Lopez

Secondary ELA and WIDA Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Megan Lopez, M.Ed. is currently a Secondary ELA Assessment Specialist and WIDA Assessment Specialist with the Utah State Board of Education. In her five years at the USBE, Megan has supported educators and administrators across the state support student outcomes. In addition, she... Read More →
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Rebecca Peterson, PhD

Education Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rebecca Peterson is the Postsecondary Readiness Assessment Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education where she is engaged in the important work of furthering equitable opportunities for all students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in life after high... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Hunter Conference Center, Yankee Meadows 112 Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720