Trigg ACT scores beneath state average
by Hawkins Teague
Aug 22, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ACT scores from the 2006-2007 school were released last Wednesday by the Kentucky Department of Education, and showed Trigg County High School students lagging two-tenths of a point behind the previous year’s average composite score.

The ACT a test taken by high school students across the country to determine college readiness. It is comprised of English, math, reading and science sections. The highest score a student can make is a 36. The average Trigg County score last year was 19.8, behind the previous year’s average of 20.0. Last week’s report shows the average in Kentucky at 20.7. The national average was 21.2, according to www.act.org.

The test also sets benchmarks scores. According to the report, meeting these benchmarks indicate that a student would have a 50 percent chance of making a B or higher in a college level course or about a 75 percent chance of making a C or higher.

The benchmark score for English was 18, and Trigg County students scored 19.2. The state average was 20.3. The percentage of Trigg County students making the benchmark was 61, compared to the state average of 67 percent and the national average of 69 percent.

The benchmark score for math was 22, and Trigg County students scored 18.9. The state average was 20.0. The percentage of Trigg County students making the benchmark was 28, compared to the state average of 35 percent and the national average of 43 percent.

The benchmark score for reading was 21, and Trigg County students scored 20.8. The state average was 21.2. The percentage of Trigg County students making the benchmark was 51, compared to the state average of 50 percent and the national average of 53 percent.

The benchmark score for science was 24, and Trigg County students scored 19.6. The state average was 20.6. The percentage of Trigg County students making the benchmark was 17, compared to the state average of 24 percent and the national average of 28 percent.

Fifteen percent of Trigg County students met all the benchmarks, compared to the state average of 18 percent and the national average of 23 percent.

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