TCCHS ACT Scores Increase
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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ACT scores show improvement

Todd County Central High School results for the March 2015 administration of the ACT for the graduating class of 2016, show the class obtained a composite score of 18.6, which represented a 0.2 point overall gain in the overall composite score from 2015. Reading scores were the highest noted from the graduating class, with the largest increase in scores, with a score of 19.1. The score for English was 17.6, which was up 0.6 points from 2015.

Jennifer Pope, TCCHS Principal stated, “We are so proud of these students and their ACT performance. TCCHS students realize the importance of the ACT, and the impact their scores have on their future careers and enrollments. The increase in the overall composite for our ACT scores are proof that our students are capable of hard work and performing well in stressful situations. They have raised the bar higher and set a standard for the classes to come. Great things are ahead for TCCHS!!”

When looking at district-wide scores, Todd County Central High School graduates increased their composite scores from 18.4 in 2015 to a composite score of 18.6 in 2016. According to Mrs. Pope, the two highest performing areas were English and Reading. Pope stated, “Todd County juniors continue to perform well in the areas of Reading and English on the ACT exam with both scores increasing by 1 point and 0.6 points respectively.  English saw the largest increase this year moving from 18.1 to 19.1.  All the test sub-areas, with the exception of mathematics, saw increases from 2014, and the reading sub score represented a five year high score.” ACT mathematics scores dropped statewide and nationwide.

Along with release of the ACT scores, scores for the ACT WorkKeys were included in the state report. The WorkKeys is a job skills assessment that has been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help students build career pathways, testing for career readiness. 132 Todd County Central High School students were tested on the WorkKeys assessment. 83% of the students scored a silver standard or higher on the Workkeys assessment, earning a Silver or Gold placement. Silver or Gold placement earns students the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential that documents essential work skills needed to show success in any industry and occupation.

Todd County School Superintendent Wayne Benningfield commented, “TCCHS students are setting a precedence within the school itself, and the staff is working hard to raise the benchmark for all students performance. We are very proud of our students, and how they have performed on the ACT.”

 

ACT

Todd County Central High School Junior Report – 2016

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

KY 2016

English

16.8

17.919.2

17.5

17.0

17.6

19.7

Mathematics

18.1

19.0

19.4

19.2

18.3

19.3

Reading

18.3

18.9

18.8

18.1

19.1

20.6

Science

18.3

19.1

19.1

18.8

18.6

19.9

Composite

18.0

18.9

18.9

18.4

18.6

20.0

 

ACT

Todd County Central High School WorkKeys (NCRC)

 

TCCHS (percentage of students)

TCCHS (number of students)

Kentucky (percentage of student

Kentucky (number of students)

Gold

57%

75

63%

32,168

Silver

27%

35

26%

13,399

Bronze

15%

20

9%

4,462

Needs Improvement

2%

2

2%

780

 

 

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