2017 LISD Graduates Continue to Score above State and National Averages on ACT

2017 LISD Graduates Continue to Score above State and National Averages on ACT
Posted on 09/08/2017
LISD Class of 2017 ACT ScoresA graphic representation of LISD's Class of 2017's ACT scores.Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., announced that amid a 28-percent increase in the number of ACT exams given, the district’s composite scores on the ACT continue to be higher than state and national averages. For 2017, the average ACT composite score (scale of 1–36) for an LISD graduate was 23.5, while the state and national average composite scores were 20.7 and 21.0 respectively.

ACT tests are administered for a number of subject areas, including English, math, reading, science and writing (optional):

• English: LISD – 22.5; State – 19.5; National –  20.3
• Math: LISD – 23.4; State – 20.7; National – 20.7
• Reading: LISD – 24.2; State – 21.1; National –  21.4
• Science: LISD – 23.6; State – 20.9; National – 21.0

“LISD’s high school College and Career Readiness teams continue to work hard at the campus levels to ensure that students have access to information and opportunity to take practice ACT Exams,” Director of College and Career Readiness Lisa Nucci said. “Due to this concerted, targeted effort to inform and prepare students, we are continuing to see growth in ACT participation, outpacing District growth while improving performance. We are very excited by these outcomes.”

The ACT reports the percentage of students ready for college course-work in English composition, algebra, social science and biology. Forty-five percent of LISD ACT test-takers achieved the college readiness standard in all four subjects, up from 41 percent in 2016, as compared to 26 percent at the state and 27 at the national levels.

LISD is offering an official ACT test for all interested juniors during the school day on Feb. 27, 2018. ACT registration information will be available on campus homepages by the end of September. Additional ACT and college-readiness information and resources are available from the ACT. Click here to visit the ACT website.