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Dist. 202 ACT scores higher than last year

8/28/2014, 4:52 p.m.
Graduating 2014 seniors had a composite score of 20.7, which is up from last year's 20.3, officials said.

This year's scores on the four core subject areas tested also rose or held steady:

  • Math -- 20.8, holding steady with last year's 20.8; The state average this year is 20.7;
  • Reading - 20.8, compared to 19.9 last year. The state average this year is 20.8;
  • English - 20.1, compared to 19.9 last year. The state average this year is 20.3;
  • Science -- 20.6, compared to 20.4 last year. The state average this year is 20.5

SOME IMPROVEMENT IN "COLLEGE READY" STUDENTS

District 202 also maintained or saw slight increases in the percent of students who meet "college readiness benchmarks" in most of the core subject areas tested.

A "benchmark score" is the minimum score needed on an ACT test to indicate a 50 percent chance of earning a B or higher, or about a 75 percent chance of earning a C or higher in that college-level subject area course.

This year:

  • 24 percent of District 202 students met those benchmarks in all four subject areas, up from last year's 23 percent. The state average this year is 26 percent.
  • Sixty-five percent met the benchmark for College English, compared to 64 percent last year, and 62 percent statewide this year.
  • Forty-two percent met benchmarks for College Algebra, versus 42 percent last year. The state average this year is 41 percent.
  • Thirty-five percent met benchmarks for College Biology, up from 34 percent last year. The state average this year is 35 percent.
  • Forty percent met the benchmark for College Reading, up from 38 percent last year. The state average this year is 41 percent.