The ACT Profile Report for Madison County juniors tested in March 2014 shows the district is ahead of the state average in all four College Readiness Standards and in the composite score.
According to ACT, Inc., the ACT is a curriculum-based measure of college readiness. Areas tested by all juniors in the state include English, math, reading, and science. The tests are then equated to measures of success in college courses of English/Composition, Algebra, Social Sciences, and Biology, respectively.
ACT’s College Readiness Standards are sets of statements intended to help students, parents, and educators understand the meaning of test scores. The standards relate test scores to the types of skills needed for success in high school and beyond. They serve as a direct link between what students have learned and what they are ready to do next.
Madison County has improved steadily each year during the past 6 years. In 2009 the state composite was 18.2 and Madison County’s was 18.9. Currently, Madison County Composite Score is 20.1. That is .7 ahead of the state composite average of 19.4.
Current benchmarks set by ACT:
English: 18.0; Math: 22.0; Reading: 22.0; and Science: 23.0.
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