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KCSD average ACT score improves while state, national average drop

October 17, 2018

KCSD average ACT score improves while state, national average drop

In a year when the state and national average ACT composite scores each dropped 0.2 points, the average composite score for 2018 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) graduates increased 0.2 points from 18.0 to 18.2. KCSD also increased its number of test takers by four percent from 2017 to 2018.

“I’m glad to see our scores improve,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “But obviously we want to continue that growth to be better than the state and national averages.”

The state average decreased from 18.7 to 18.3 while the national average dropped from 21 to 20.8.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. The test includes 215 multiple-choice questions with a 36 as the highest possible score.

South Carolina is one of seventeen states that by law, until the 2017-2018 school year, required every 11th grade student, regardless of college ambition or academic readiness, to take the ACT college readiness exam.

Mary Anne Byrd
maryanne.byrd@kcsdschools.net
(803) 432-8416