Norris ACT Scores Tops Among 5 Year Trend, Far Outpacing State & National Comparison Groups

Norris ACT Scores Tops Among 5 Year Trend, Far Outpacing State & National Comparison Groups

Monday, August 31, 2015

44% of the Norris seniors in the Class of 2015 met all college readiness benchmarks in the ACT national college entrance examination, a full 15% over the state average.

The largest number of seniors since 2012 took the ACT as 2015 seniors, with 132 testing. Those students performed exceptionally well, topping last year’s 2014 graduating class as the best in a five year trendline. While a very large cohort of students tested, their scores were the highest in five years with a composite score of 24.2. Norris student scores far eclipsed state and national averages in subtest scores as well as college-readiness measures.

Subtest results, Norris Class of 2015 ACT:

English Norris-24.2 vs. State 21.1

Math Norris-23.8 vs. State 21.0

Reading Norris-24.6 vs. State 21.9

Science Norris-23.9  vs. State 21.6

Across the state, 29 percent of graduates tested met all four of ACT’s College Readiness Benchmark Scores, with a national average of 28 percent. Benchmarks are the minimum score needed on an ACT subject area test that indicates a student has a strong likelihood of earning a grade of B or better in an entry level college course in the same subject area.

According to Norris Curriculum Director Dr. Brenda Tracy, “The overall report speaks very highly of our graduates.”  High School Principal Ryan Ruhl added, “We talk to our students here about their legacy, and last year’s class created a great legacy of achievement for our current students to emulate and strive to improve upon even more. We are proud of our Norris grads!”

College ready ACT report for class of 2015