When it comes to doing well on the ACT college entrance exam, Williamsburg students are doing better than most of their piers in Kentucky.
The Williamsburg Independent School District announced Tuesday that its students had achieved ACT scores that are nearly one point higher than the state average and one point higher than one year ago.
In a recent report sent to the district by ACT, the district’s composite ACT average was 20.8, which is among the highest ever received by any Williamsburg graduating class and the highest in the past five years.
“We have really been pleased with the results. The ACT test is a great predictor of how well a student is going to do in their freshman year of college. Scores are headed in the right direction,” said Williamsburg Director of Instruction Loren Connell.
Connell said the district’s three big commitments are to get all students collect and career ready, and to provide personalized learning and on-time support for students, who need a little bit more help to get college and career ready.
“We are working to get all that in place,” he added.
Connell said he thinks the instructional emphasis throughout the high school is one of things that has helped make Williamsburg’s success possible on the ACT test.
Connell said that the Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education has made at least an 18 in English, a 19 in match and a 20 in reading as the college readiness goals.
The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework.