OLATHE – Olathe Public Schools 2012 graduates scored an all-time high ACT composite score of 23.7 with 75.4 percent of students taking the exam, according to Mary Matthew, district director of school improvement, assessment and extended learning. The scores were well above the state and national averages.
“We are very proud of the latest ACT test results,” Deputy Superintendent Alison Banikowski said. “We have a high percentage of students taking the ACT test and the students have performed well. Along with the efforts of our students, these results were achieved by our outstanding teaching and administrative staff at the four high schools.”
The four tests of the ACT Assessment measure academic areas traditionally identified with college preparatory high school programs: math, English, reading and science reasoning. ACT test scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 36.
The ACT is universally accepted for college admission and includes an interest inventory that provides information for career and educational planning.
Many students take the ACT as a junior and again as a senior.