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ACT State Testing Report for HCHS Juniors Assessed March 2017


Average ACT Scores

Year

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

 

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

2012

18.0

18.4

18.2

18.8

19.0

19.0

19.0

19.1

18.7

19.0

2013

19.2

18.4

19.3

18.9

20.1

19.4

20.0

19.5

19.8

19.2

2014

19.3

18.7

19.1

19.2

19.8

19.6

20.0

19.6

19.6

19.4

2015

19.6

19.0

19.1

18.8

20.2

19.8

19.9

19.3

19.8

19.4

2016

20.0

19.0

18.9

19.0

20.9

19.9

20.5

19.8

20.2

19.5

2017

20.1

19.2

19.8

19.4

20.8

20.3

20.2

19.9

20.3

19.8

 

Observations of HCHS juniors’ ACT average score data:

  • Highest ACT scores ever on state testing in English, Math, and Composite
  • Above state average in all areas
  • English 0.9 points average higher than state average
  • Math 0.4 points average higher than state average
  • Reading 0.5 points average higher than state average
  • Science 0.3 points average higher than state average
  • Composite 0.5 points average higher than state average
  • The following content areas and the composite showed increases from 2016 for HCHS students: 
    • English increased 0.1 points.
    • Math increased 0.9 points.
    • Composite increased 0.1 points.

 

Superintendent Marganna Stanley observes, “Henderson County students and staff strive for excellence.  Our 2017 juniors demonstrate that in their efforts on last spring’s ACT by exceeding the state averages in every content area and overall composite scores.  In addition, they established the highest percentages ever of students meeting the math benchmark and all four content area benchmarks.  We are proud of the commitment our students and staff demonstrate on a daily basis to advance the level of educational success in Henderson County.”

 The percentage of Henderson County High School juniors meeting the College Readiness Benchmarks for ACT and the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education (CPE) is outlined below.   The College Readiness Benchmarks, set by ACT, are the minimum test scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit bearing college courses. The Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education has also set statewide benchmarks to indicate college and career readiness.

 

Percent of Students Meeting KY Council for Postsecondary Education College Readiness Benchmarks

 

English - 18

Math -       19

Reading - 20

2012

51

35

39

2013

59

43

48

2014

60

43

51

2015

59

42

52

2016

65

40

59

2017

64

49

58

 

 

 

Percent of Students Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks

 

 

English - 18

Math - 22

Reading - 22

Science - 23

Meeting All Four

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

HCHS

State

2012

51

52

20

26

35

38

17

18

11

14

2013

59

54

31

27

45

40

18

18

14

14

2014

60

56

26

29

33

33

29

29

15

17

2015

59

56

26

28

37

34

31

27

16

17

2016

65

55

25

26

44

37

34

29

16

17

2017

64

56

34

31

45

41

34

32

23

21

 

Observations of HCHS percent of students meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmark data:

  • In Math, Reading (tied), Science (tied) and Meeting All Four, the highest ever percentage to meet benchmarks.  The 9% increase in a single year in math is a remarkable accomplishment.  The Meeting All Four category means that students met the ACT benchmark in every subject area with a great improvement of 7%.
  • Above state average in all areas:  English, Math, Reading, Science, and Meeting All Four. 
  • Areas marked an increase from 2016 scores:
    • Math increase 9%
    • Reading increase 1%
    • Meeting All Four increase 7%

 The data is a testament to the concentrated and dedicated effort of students and staff toward meeting the goal of college readiness for all students.

 For more information please contact Kim White, Director of Assessment and Accountability, at 831.5000 or via e-mail at kimberly.white@henderson.kyschools.us.

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