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ERIC Number: ED557732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-25
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ACT Participation and Performance for Montgomery County Public Schools Students [2014]. Memorandum
Sanderson, Geoffrey T.
Montgomery County Public Schools
The Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2014 consistently outperformed graduates across Maryland and the nation on all sections of the ACT, according to the ACT, Inc. annual report that was released Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Thirty percent of the graduates in the MCPS Class of 2014 took the ACT exam. According to the ACT, Inc. report, ACT participation among MCPS students has increased during the past five years, from 3,117 in 2010 to 3,153 in 2014. Benchmark scores established by ACT, Inc. indicate students' readiness for college-level coursework in English composition, algebra, social science, and biology. Forty-five percent of the Class of 2014 met all four college readiness benchmark scores according to ACT, Inc., compared to 37% in Maryland and 26% in the nation. Likewise, MCPS graduates outscored their state and national peers in each of the four subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The tables attached to this memorandum provide data on ACT participation and performance for the graduates in the Class of 2014 by student groups and by high schools. The results are based on MCPS-verified records and may differ slightly from the data report by ACT, Inc. [For the 2013 report, see ED557730.]
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment