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DCSS Class of 2017 ACT Scores are Up
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Douglas County School System saw an increase in American College Testing (ACT) scores student scores in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science as well as the overall composite score for the Class of 2017 over the Class of 2016. Scores were received September 7th.

“Our school district is pleased that scores are increasing and more students are participating in the ACT,” said Douglas County School Superintendent Mr. Trent North. “We continue to challenge and prepare our students in each of our schools. In addition, we want to reach more students who may not believe college is an option for them after high school. Our goal is for each of our students to be college or career ready.”

Scores for the Douglas County School System (DCSS) Class of 2017 were: English: 19.1, Mathematics: 19.1, Reading: 20.5, Science: 19.9, and overall Composite: 19.8. The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of curriculum based subject area tests and also includes an optional writing portion. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. The exam is scored on a scale from 0 to 36 and the composite score is the average of the scores on the four subject areas. It is an achievement test that measures what a student has learned and is scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing. The ACT also has an Interest Inventory that allows students to evaluate their interests in various career options.

Mrs. Nail, Chief Academic Officer stated, “Our scores continue to improve while at the same time we have more students taking the ACT than in previous years. We will continue to encourage students to participate in college readiness classes and work with them to prepare for these rigorous tests and develop more skills to prepare for their future.”

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