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Kaneland and St. Charles districts tout ACT success

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 10:07 p.m. CST

Officials at the St. Charles and Kaneland school districts issued news releases Wednesday celebrating student performances on ACT testing.

In Kaneland School District 302, according to a release, students who graduated from Kaneland High School posted an ACT composite score of 22.2, which was the highest composite score ever compiled in the district.

“I could not be more proud of the ACT scores posted by the Kaneland High School Class of 2014,” Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said, according to the release. “ACT is one of many measures we use to celebrate our mission to graduate all students college, career, and community ready. This achievement shows the commitment of our students, teachers, parents and staff to academic success.”

In St. Charles School District 303, students who graduated this year earned an ACT Composite score of 23.6, which matches the highest-ever ACT composite score for the district’s students, according to a release.

The district’s first 23.6 composite score was with the class of 2010, according to the release.

The class of 2013 posted the district’s highest scores ever in English (23.2), reading (23.5) and science (23.4). This is the second year in which the scores reported by ACT includes students who take the ACT test with accommodations. Before the class of 2013, ACT scores were reported only for students without accommodations.

District scores for the 2014 senior class are well above the Illinois state averages: 2.9 higher in English; 3.1 higher in mathematics; 2.7 higher in reading; 2.9 higher in science; and 2.9 higher for the Composite score, according to the release.

The 1,134 members of the class of 2014 who took the ACT is the largest number of district students to have taken the test in the past 5 years, the release said.

The 23.5 composite score of the class of 2014 at St. Charles East High School is 0.5 higher than the score by the preceding class and matches the composite score of the class of 2010, which is the highest score ever posted at the school, according to the release.

The St. Charles East class of 2014 also posted the highest marks for the school in reading (23.5) and science (23.3). The science score is a 0.8 improvement of the score in that subject earned by the St. Charles East class of 2013.

The St. Charles North High School class of 2014 matched its highest composite score ever with 23.8, which was also the mark of the class of 2011. North’s class of 2014 improved upon the mark of the preceding class by 0.1 and set new high marks for their school in English (23.4) and reading (23.6).

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