ACT scores above state average |

ACT scores above state average


FARMER’S KORNER – Summit High School’s ACT scores for 2004 increased slightly compared to last year, landing the school above the state average again.The ACT is a national college admission and placement exam that tests high school students in math, science, English and reading. The multiple choice test is mandatory for Colorado juniors.SHS juniors earned a composite score of 20.2 on the spring 2004 exam, just ahead of the school’s 2003 score of 20.0 and above the 2004 state average of 18.8.Individual student scores at SHS ranged from 10 to 33. The maximum possible score is 36.D’Evelyn Senior High School, a member of Jeffco Public Schools, earned the highest composite score in the state with a 24.8.”I never know what to expect (scores to be),” said SHS principal Frank Mencin. “I just hope that scores will be better than the year before. That puts the pressure on this year’s juniors, because here’s a new score to beat.”SHS males outscored females in all four subject areas in 2004. In 2003, the reverse was true, when SHS females beat males in all categories. Statewide, girls outperformed boys both years.Relative to state averages, local students’ best performance was in English with a score of 20.0 – more than two points higher than the state score.”This is high-stakes testing. It tells us how we stack up against all the other juniors in the state, so we do take it seriously. We’re always trying to find ways we can do better in the classroom with curriculum to raise test scores,” Mencin said.Mencin will review the 2004 ACT results with his staff when they return for the 2004-2005 school year.Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at

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