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ACT SCORES RELEASED FOR 2016 JUNIORS AND GRADUATES

ACT SCORES RELEASED FOR 2016 JUNIORS AND GRADUATES

 

Aug. 23, 2016, Cadiz, Ky. – All juniors throughout the state of Kentucky took the ACT college entrance exam in March. The percentage of Trigg County’s 156 students who met all four ACT benchmarks matched the state level at 17%.

 

Under the Kentucky accountability model for schools, college and career readiness is a major area of focus. In order to be considered “college ready,” students must score an 18 on English, a 19 on Mathematics, and a 20 on reading. These are considered the Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) benchmarks, and they differ somewhat from those benchmarks set by ACT (which are English 18, Math 22, and English 22). Based upon the CPE benchmarks, 52% of juniors met the English benchmark, 38% met the Mathematics benchmark, and 49% met the Reading benchmark.

 

“When our juniors take the ACT, they still have 2-3 months of school left their junior year and all of their senior year,” said Shannon Burcham. “We are confident that they will build upon the solid start so that even more students will meet the benchmarks by the time they graduate.”

 

The composite score of 18.8 was 3 tenths higher than the 2015 junior class. Each benchmark area also saw increases or the same score as last year. English, Math and Science scores all increased between 1 and 7 tenths, while the Reading score stayed the same.

 

Five Year Trends-Average ACT Scores - Juniors

 

Year

Number of

Students Tested

School          State

Average ACT Scores

English

School        State

Mathematics

School        State

Reading

School        State

Science

School        State

Composite

School        State

11-12

12-13

13-14

14-15

15-16

150           44,516

151           43,988

129           44,106

156           45,110

156           45,379

18.7           18.4

17.8           18.4

17.8           18.7

17.7           19.0

17.8           19.0

18.7           18.8

18.3           18.9

18.3           19.2

18.2           18.8

18.6           19.0

19.1           19.0

18.8           19.4

18.7           19.6

19.0           19.8

19.0           19.9

19.5           19.1

18.9           19.5

19.2           19.6

18.5           19.3

19.2           19.8

19.1           19.0

18.6           19.2

18.6           19.4

18.5           19.4

18.8           19.5

 

 

ACT scores were also released for the 2016 graduating class. All students took the exam in March of their junior year, and some students chose to test again during their junior or senior year. Results showed that composite and sub scores dropped from 1 tenth to 5 tenths of a point in comparison to the 2015 graduating class. In comparison to exam scores during the junior year, all areas stayed the same or saw an increase, except for math, which dropped by 1 tenth of a point.

 

Graduating Senior 2015 to 2016 Comparison scores

 

Year

Number of

Students Tested

School          State

Average ACT Scores

English

School        State

Mathematics

School        State

Reading

School        State

Science

School        State

Composite

School        State

14-15

15-16

144           49,538

164           50,809

18.2           19.5

17.7           19.7

18.3           19.5

18.1           19.3

19.5           20.3

19.1           20.6

19.1           20.1

18.7           19.9

18.9           20.0

18.5           20.0

 

 

Junior 2015 to Graduating Senior 2016 Comparison scores

 

Year

Number of

Students Tested

School          State

Average ACT Scores

English

School        State

Mathematics

School        State

Reading

School        State

Science

School        State

Composite

School        State

14-15

15-16

156           45,110

164           50,809

17.7           19.0

17.7           19.7

18.2           18.8

18.1           19.3

19.0           19.8

19.1           20.6

18.5           19.3

18.7           19.9

18.5           19.4

18.5           20.0

 

 

Trigg County High School will use this data to make appropriate instructional changes to assist students in preparing for their next step in life.





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