MOC-Floyd Valley – ACT Results

September 24th, 2014

We recently received our District data regarding student performance on the ACT College Readiness Exam. Fifty-seven percent of the 2014 U.S. graduating class took the ACT. Nearly 65 percent of Iowa’s graduating class took the ACT. Over 74 percent of MOC-FV graduates took the ACT.

 
Iowa had the second-highest average ACT composite score among states that tested more than half of students in the Class of 2013. Iowa scored 22.2 out of a possible 36. Iowa’s average composite score is up from 22.1 last year. Minnesota was first in the nation, with an average composite score of 22.9. The national average was 20.9. The average ACT composite score for MOC-FV students was 24.3.

 
Twenty-six percent of U.S. students met all four of ACT’s college readiness benchmarks. Thirty-one percent of Iowa students met all four of ACT’s college readiness benchmarks. Forty-seven percent of MOC-FV’s students met all four of ACT’s college readiness benchmarks. The benchmarks specify the minimum scores needed to show a student has a 50 percent chance of earning a grade of B or higher, or about a 75 percent chance of earning a C or higher, in a typical first-year college course in English, mathematics, reading and science.

 
The 22,943 Iowa students who took the ACT comprised approximately about 65 percent of last spring’s graduating class. Seventy-eight MOC-FV students took the ACT in 2013 & 2014. Prior to 2014, this number had increased each year for the previous five years.

Test U.S. Data 2014 Iowa Data 2014 MOC-FV Data 2014
English 20.3 21.5 24.4
Math 20.9 21.4 22.1
Reading 21.3 22.5 24.6
Science 20.8 22.2 24.0
Composite 21.0 22.0 23.9

 

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