What tests does GuidedPath support?
GuidedPath includes support for both the old and the new test formats for the ACT, PSAT and SAT test that are changing in the 2015-16 school year. Students that take some of both tests can track them all in one place.
The master schedule of tests includes the correct dates and tests. Because the scoring is significantly different for the new tests, you will see both old and new tests title such as "ACT" and "ACT before 9/2015" in the master schedule and when you add custom tests. Be sure to pick the correct test to add to a student's schedule.
What actions might you need to take?
Although GuidedPath tries to make this as seamless as possible, you will need to take additional steps for already scheduled ACT or SAT test and also if you used custom test dates rather than selecting dates from the master schedule.
Follow these steps to ensure testing is correct for your students. You can use the student-to-student mode to review them efficiently:
- Review each student record to ensure future scheduled tests for ACT and SAT are the correct version of the test.
- Future scheduled ACT tests should be titled "ACT", not "ACT before 9/2015"
- Scheduled SAT tests between now and March 5, 2016 should have the title "SAT before 3/2016" and scheduled SAT tests starting with the March 5, 2016 test should have the title "SAT"
Any changes when adding a custom test?
When adding a test on the Test Scores page, be sure the select the correct version of the ACT, PSAT or SAT tests because the scoring is different for the old and new tests. The Test Scores page shows the old and new tests on two different tables, each with their own superscores.
How does My Chances and superscoring work now?
The superscore of both the old and new ACT test types combined are used in all other areas of the GuidedPath such as My Chances, My Matches in Guided Search, on the student dashboard and in test reports. Since most colleges will accept either the old ACT or new ACT at this time, GuidedPath uses the top results to determine the superscore.
This means that the test score you see anywhere in GuidedPath will be correct, regardless of whether the test was an old test or a new test score.
The SAT superscore will be handled next March, once new SAT scores start becoming available. Since the new SAT scores do not map to the current SAT scores, the two will not just be combined.