RISD ACT scores higher, but college preparedness still lags

October 10, 2013 • Local News

Results of the 2012-13 ACT college preparedness test for test takers in the Roswell Independent School District show that the average score of district test takers rose in the 2012-13 school year. However, district test takers on average lagged behind students statewide in college preparedness.

Only scores of district students who identified themselves as part of the 2013 graduating class were analyzed by ACT. The curriculum-based test tests students on English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. It is voluntary in the district and students or their families must pay to take it.

Colleges may use the test as a factor in admitting students to programs.

Deputy Secretary of the state Department of Education Leighann Lenti said, “For us, it’s really focusing on making sure students are graduating college ready.”

ACT’s analysis of results became available to districts in August. Results for RISD test takers were presented at the district Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

The average composite score of district students was 19.9, the same as the state averages in 2011-12 and Login to read more

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