Admin

Class of 2018 ACT Scores

District 833 students continue to outperform ACT state averages
Posted on 10/17/2018

South Washington County Schools’ graduating class of 2018 once again outperformed the state on the ACT, a college entrance test. The average composite ACT score for last June’s District 833 graduates was 22.4, compared to the state average of 21.3. District 833 and Minnesota also scored higher than the national average of 20.8. District 833 students earned the highest average score in reading of 22.7. The average score for mathematics was 22.4, science was 22.3 and English was 21.6.

Five students from District 833 have also earned the maximum ACT score of 36. Two students from Woodbury High School earned perfect scores on their ACT, Andrius Adomavicius and Kayla Chan. Three students from East Ridge High School also earned perfect scores on their ACT, Eastan Giebler, Michael Kenney and Minerva Roscoe.

ACT scores can also be used to determine how many students are ready to pass a first-year college-level course. Using this measurement, District 833 students scored higher than Minnesota averages for each subject. The chart below shows the percent of students who met college readiness benchmarks from District 833 compared to the Minnesota average.

Subject Area

District 833

MN

Mathematics

53%

47%

Science

49%

42%

English

69%

60%

Reading

55%

48%

This was the third year the ACT was available at no cost to high school juniors because of recent changes in state legislation. While it is unknown if state funding will continue to fund ACT testing, the district expects it will continue to provide the test at no cost to high school juniors. By providing this exam to all students, we create opportunities for students who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate in this important college entrance test.