Kentucky ACT scores improving

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

ACT scores are improving in Kentucky.

The state average is up to 19 for juniors tested last year.

Graduating seniors scored an average of 19.5.

Locally, many school districts fall below the state average, but still most school are improving.

The Floyd County School District saw a slight improvement on their ACT scores from last year up one tenth of a point to 17.7.

"Anytime we have progress obviously we are excited about that, but at the same time we are not where we need to be because now we have a tremendous approach to college and career readiness, and we really need to grow at a faster pace," said Floyd County Schools Superintendent Henry Webb.

He says they are constantly making their classes harder and making sure all students master the concepts.

Over at Pikeville Independent High School, scores jumped more than one point up to an average of 21.7.

Principal Michael Rowe says the ACT is something they have been focusing on through the years with both students and parents.

"The magic number we always say is 30. That's when all of the big scholarships open up that pay for most of your school open up. But, our goal is to take the student where they are at and keep improving every year," said Pikeville High School Principal Michael Rowe.

The national average for the ACT this year is 21.1.

To see ACT scores broken up by district and high school, you can click the link below.

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Testing+and+Reporting+/Reports/2012+ACT+Tested+Juniors.htm


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