The ACT is a test of college readiness. Usually between 1/2 and 2/3 of our graduating seniors choose to take the test as a part of their post secondary plans. As anyone who knows me is aware, I do not put all of my faith in any test or standardized tests as a whole as a way of measuring the progress of a student or a school. That being said, each test has its place and when viewed in its proper context, it does give us a piece of the picture of the system we are trying to create and the students we are trying to prepare.
We get A LOT of data back from ACT and it takes a while to digest. One of the pieces I appreciate the most though is the one that shows what percentage of our students achieved a score on each test, and overall, that ACT says predicts college success. This cut score is 20. If it has been awhile since you took the ACT, the score range is 0-36. Looking at eventual success or failure at college, ACT has determined that scoring 20 or better on the subtests and the composite as a whole, are positively correlated with success in college.
Here at Okoboji we are used to getting good results on this measure. This year is no different. Below is the chart that was included in the report: