ACT Test Results from 2014-2015 Junior Class
In January of last year, the Missouri State Board of Education approved the administration of the ACT test to all grade 11 students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Testing results are in and the Cassville School District is proud to report 10% of CHS students (juniors) met all four college readiness benchmark scores.
A benchmark score assist in determining the student’s readiness for college coursework. Colleges use the benchmark scores as one of many sets of criteria for admission or as a foundation for determining course placement.
The ACT test evaluates students in English, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. This was the first year the Board of Education required this type of testing.
“We are proud of our kids,” said Jill LeCompte, Cassville School District Assistant Superintendent. “We knew our kids would be up for the challenge and would perform well, but we were thrilled when we received the results.”
CHS students performed above the statewide average in College English Composition and College Social Science. 55% of CHS juniors met the benchmark in English Composition while 53% of students statewide met this benchmark. 34% of students across the state met the Social Science benchmark, however, 35% of CHS students were able to meet this benchmark.
The ACT test will be administered to our 2015-2016 junior class this spring. Submitting the test electronically is an option, however, our district has opted to complete the test on paper. Examinees must take their entire battery of test within the same day.
“We are going to wait to take the ACT electronically until the 2016-2017 school year,” stated LeCompte. “Our students are comfortable using technology, but there have been several issues with the online format. CHS staff feels that we don’t want to risk the kid’s scores if the ACT online format isn’t flawless.”