LS R-7 ACT college-entrance exams are well above state and national averages

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students taking the ACT college-entrance test scored well above state and national averages, according to results recently released from the 2016-17 school year.

R-7 students averaged a 21.9 on the composite score, compared to 20.4 for the Missouri average and 21 for the national average.

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students also scored above the state and national averages in all four specific subjects tested – English, mathematics, reading and science.

A total of 1452 Lee’s Summit R-7 students took the ACT test during 2016-17. This is an approximately 5.3 percent increase over the number of R-7 students taking the ACT test during 2015-16.

Due to a change in state assessment procedures, all students in the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 at Missouri public high schools took the ACT test at school during their junior year. In addition, some students may choose to take the test again after this initial test with the students responsible for the test fee. For students taking multiple ACT tests, their highest score is counted by their colleges. The ACT score included in the district average is the most current ACT test taken by the student.

The ACT is America’s most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The writing test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

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