Naperville School District 203 has reported students scoring double the national average on the ACT. Read the full press release below:
· Even as ACT changes their reporting method, District 203 graduates record a 53 percent college and career readiness rate, double the national average of 26 percent.
· While the ACT composite score for the school district dropped slightly to 24.8, district leadership feels this is a strong result given the increased pool of student scores included in the measurement this year.
· When only scores of students who completed the exam in the standard allotted time are calculated, the class of 2013 posted a 25.4 ACT composite average, a .1 increase from the previous year.
· Of the 1,539 student scores included in the final results, 140 (nine percent) were scores from students allotted extra time to complete the exam. In Illinois, students granted extra time had an average score of 16 on the college entrance exam. District 203 students requiring additional time scored 19.4.
About testing in Illinois:
· Illinois is one of nine states that requires all students to be tested, not just college-bound students.
· Illinois places second in this grouping of states that requires all students to test.
· Illinois’ percentage of students that qualify for extended time to complete the exam is 10 percent compared to the national average of four percent.