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Kaneland's composite ACT score highest yet

Published: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 1:43 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 12:35 a.m. CDT

Kaneland High School's 2013 graduates scored the highest composite ACT score in the district's history, according to a news release from the district.

The composite score was 21.5, and students also scored 21.5 in math, science and reading, with a 21 in English. Those comparisons are based on graduates who took the test without accommodations, "as this allows for a true comparison to scores from prior years," states the release.

Starting in 2013, the ACT changed which students are included in the senior report, meaning that from 2013 and beyond, the ACT will no longer exclude scores in the ACT senior report for students who took the test with accommodations, according to the release. Going forward, that will create a new baseline for comparing scores.

The district did tally the composite scores to include students with accommodations, and those numbers still showed an improvement in the compsosite, math and science scores. With a composite score of 21.1 with accommodations, students scored a 20.4 in English; a 21.2 in math; a 21 in reading; and 21.1 in science.

Scores in all areas are above the State of Illinois Averages, with the composite being a half-point higher, states the release.

"Our mission is to graduate all students college, career and community ready," said Superintendent Jeff Schuler in a news release. "Consistent with our mission, we applaud the decision ACT has made to include students with accommodations in the senior report. Our 2013 results show significant growth on the ACT and we are proud of the students that have achieved these results."

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