PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s School Superintendent says he is quite proud of the scores Pierre students logged when taking the ACT college readiness assessment. 145 Pierre students took the test, which assesses students in reading, English, math and science. On a scale of 1 to 36, Pierre’s composite average score for 2013 was 23.7, which exceeds the state average composite score of 21.9 and the national average of 20.9. Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt says this year’s score is even higher than last year’s composite average of 23.6. He says the 2013 score is at its highest mark in a five year period.
Glodt says there are several reasons that Pierre students continue to receive high ACT scores.
Glodt says local school officials look at the test scores to gauge how the Pierre students are doing compared to other districts.
The ACT test results are used by postsecondary institutions as an indication of college entrance and readiness. To check out the most recent scores from districts throughout the state, visit the 2013 ACT Scores link on the Department of Education’s website at http://doe.sd.gov/oats/ACT.aspx
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