ACT Scores Improve

Jackson County ACT Scores Improve, Exceeding State Scores

Jackson County ACT Scores Improve, Exceeding State Scores

The Jackson County Board of Education recently received an update from Jim
Mahan, Director of Secondary Education, regarding ACT test results for 2018 graduates.
The recent graduating class from Jackson County Schools achieved ACT scores
exceeding the state average in all subject areas of the ACT test which includes English,
mathematics, reading and science. The overall composite score for 2018 graduates was
21.1 compared to the state average of 20.3.
The following table provides a comparison of the scores of the Jackson County
Schools Class of 2018 to West Virginia and the nation:

English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
Jackson County 20.6 19.8 22.0 21.3 21.1
West Virginia 19.8 19.4 21.3 20.4 20.1
U.S. 20.1 20.6 21.3 20.8 20.8
In addition to exceeding state level results, recent graduates also exceeded the
national composite score of 20.8 by posting a county composite score of 21.1. Jackson
County graduates exceeded national scores in all areas except mathematics.
With the exception of the score for English, which remained the same as previous
year, the results from the ACT scores showed improvement in mathematics, reading and
science and the composite score increase from 20.8 to 21.1.
The following table provides a comparison of Jackson County scores from 2017 to

2017 2018
English 20.6 20.6
Mathematics 19.6 19.8
Reading 21.7 22.0
Science 20.7 21.3
Composite 20.8 21.1

Increasing student achievement and preparation for post-secondary education has been
an important goal for Jackson County Schools,” stated Blaine Hess, Superintendent of

Blaine C. Hess, Superintendent
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