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ERIC Number: ED536743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
ACT: A Benchmark for College Readiness, 2007-2011
Uzzell, Renata; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Palacios, Moses; Guzman, Amilcar; Casserly, Michael
Council of the Great City Schools
This report was prepared by the Council of Great City Schools in collaboration with ACT to collect and analyze urban student performance between 2007 and 2011 and to examine student achievement by race and gender. Following is a summary of the study's findings: (1) The total number of ACT test takers increased both nationally and in CGCS districts between 2007 and 2011; (2) The nation saw a 25 percent increase in ACT test takers; CGCS districts saw a 49 percent increase in ACT test takers; and (3) CGCS districts made up approximately 11 percent of the nation's ACT test takers. Most improved district on the ACT include: (1) Between 2007 and 2011, the Charleston County School District improved at a faster rate than other CGCS districts on the ACT composite, reading, mathematics and science scores; (2) Between 2007 and 2011, Minneapolis was the most improved district in ACT English and the second most improved district on ACT composite, mathematics and science scores; (3) Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of students meeting all four College Readiness Benchmarks increased more in Charleston County School District than any other CGCS district; Minneapolis showed the second most improvement; and (4) Charleston Country School District showed the most improvement in the percentage of students meeting College Readiness Benchmarks in ACT English, reading, and mathematics between 2007 and 2011; and Minneapolis showed the most gain on ACT science scores. Appended are: (1) Average ACT Score for Males by Race/Ethnicity; (2) Average ACT Score for Females by Race/Ethnicity; (3) Percentage of Students Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks for Males by Race/Ethnicity; (4) Percentage of Students Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks for Females by Race/Ethnicity; (5) Number of ACT Test Takers in CGCS Districts, 2007-2011; and (6) State Participation Rates for ACT, 2011. (Contains 63 figures.)
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment