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Results will be posted on College Board on December 11th.

 

The Counseling Staff provides the following services:

 

Monitoring Graduation Status/Credits

College Preparation Workshops

UC/CSU College Applications

Community College Applications

Financial Aid

PSAT Interpretation

High School Orientation for Middle School Students and Parents

College Letters of Recommendation, Secondary School Reports, Mid-year Reports

Grade Point Average Verification for Specific College Scholarships and Financial Aid

Provide NCAA processing

College Application Counseling

College Representative Program

College Videos, Catalogs, and on-line searches in Career Center

Referrals to Alternative Education

Scholarships Information, SAT/ACT Registration, and Military Information available in Career Center

Personal Counseling:  School-based mental health counseling is coordinated by the Wellness Center at Wilcox. The goal is to address social-emotional issues that are interfering with a student’s ability to succeed in school. Parents/guardians and school staff may refer a student whom they are concerned about. Students may seek support for themselves or express concern about their peers. Parent permission is not required for brief check-ins. Written parent permission is required for students under age 18 to receive ongoing mental health counseling. The Wellness Program can also assist students and families who wish to receive counseling services outside of school. 

 

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News

12/11/17

Online score reports do more than show you which skills you should work on. They also connect you to:

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12/4/17

Calculating Your Score

Because there’s no penalty for guessing, your raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly. Raw scores are converted to scores on a scale of 160 to 760 using a process called equating. Equating adjusts for slight differences in difficulty between various versions of the test (such as versions taken on different days).

The College Board uses equating to make sure there’s no advantage in taking the test on a particular day. A score of 400, for instance, on one day’s test means the same thing as a 400 on a test taken on a different day—even though the questions are different.

Making Sense of the Numbers

Score ranges, mean (average) scores, benchmarks, and percentiles can be used to see if you’re on track for college readiness.

For the next few years, norm groups for the score ranges, mean scores, and percentiles described below will be derived from research data, not the prior year’s test-taking populations. A norm group, also called a reference population, is the group whose data your results are compared to.

Score Ranges

Tests can’t measure exactly what you know, and many factors can affect your score. After all, no two days are the same, and if you were to take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 three times in a week or once a week for a month, your scores would vary.

That’s why it’s helpful to think of each score as a range that extends from a few points below to a few points above the score earned. Score ranges show how much your score might change with repeated testing, assuming that your skill level remains the same.

Mean (Average) Scores

Your score report will show you the mean, or average, scores earned by typical U.S. test-takers per grade. Unless your score is much lower than average, you’re probably developing the kinds of reading, writing and language, and math skills you’ll need in college.

College Readiness Benchmarks

You’ll see a benchmark for each section of the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. Benchmarks are the scores that represent college readiness. In other words, if you score at or above the benchmark, you’re on track to be ready for college when you graduate high school.

If you score below the benchmark, you still have time to work on your skills. Use the detailed feedback in your online score report to see which skills need the most improvement.

Percentile Ranks

A percentile rank is a number between 1 and 99 that shows how you scored compared to other students. It represents the percentage of students whose scores fall at or below your score.

For example, a 10th-grade student in the 57th percentile scored higher than or equal to 57 percent of 10th-graders. 

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11/1/17

20 hours of community service are required for graduation. This can start as early as your 9th grade year. Turn completed forms into your counselor. If you have questions, please see or email your counselor.

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Counseling Staff

    Ab- Contreras                   Cook-Ham 

Christina Nelson-Watkins      Glenna Hall  

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  (408) 423-2536                  (408) 423-2494

   Han- Martinez            Martinez Cruz- Perei

     Glenn Aby                      Mike LaFleur   

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 (408) 423-2425                 (408) 423-2412   

 Perez- Tabaldo              Perez- Tabaldo

 Holly LaBarbera               Andrea Cabello 

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  (408) 423-2493               (408) 423-2593

Tabasum- Zuniga        SCHEDULE AN APPT.

 Elena Mikhailova                  Pam Pewitt

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  (408) 423-2462                (408) 423-2414

    RECORDS/                      COLLEGE &

 TRANSCRIPTS               CAREER CENTER

 Theresa Sullivan                   Jan Yee    

                         
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