November 9, 2010 by staff
The school of Oklahoma and mathematics paved the way by scoring a composite average ACT score of 31.4. The school is a two-year residential high for gifted students across the state.
Edmond North High School ranked next highest in the state, with a composite average score of 24.3.
Also reached or exceeded a score of 24 were Classen School of Advanced Studies, with a score of 24.2, and Norman North High School, with an average score of 24.
Other schools in the metro area came close to the reference note.
Edmond Memorial High School had a score of 23.6; Deer Creek High School received 23.2 and Norman and Putnam City North schools scored higher on each of 22.9.
Act provides the composite score for a college loan is 24, said Bob Melton, science curriculum leader for the Putnam City district school. Colleges like the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and other schools in four years chose this score as a condition of admission.
ACT is at that point the database of students who passed the test with this score and the way they did in college, Melton said.
Students who achieve this score have a probability of 50 percent to a B or higher and a probability of 75 percent to a C or better in their first year in college, “he said.
Other colleges, such as community colleges, to accept a lower score entry. Edmond North Main January Keirn score assigned school for the number of advanced courses students take.
“One of the main things we are doing here is really encouraging a rigorous schedule and hold students to high expectations, both in the pre-AP or AP classes,” Keirn said. “We really want our students are well prepared when they leave us.”
Putnam City high schools also showed a wide range of average scores on the ACT test.
Putnam City North tied for eighth in the state with five other schools with an average score of 22.9. Putnam City High School had a score of 20.5, while Putnam City West High School has received 19.3. Putnam City Academy, Alternative School District, received 17.8.
Melton said, looking at schools with high vs. low scores is not really an accurate way to judge success, however.
“We must descend into what percentage of these children take the tests, what percentage goes to college and what percentage are being rigorous work,” he said.
Students can prepare for the ACT in a variety of means, but what really matters is the course they follow, Melton said. Students taking biology, chemistry and physics, for example, generally perform at college ready to ACT, he said.
The rigor of a course that also, “said Steve Lindley, Putnam City School District spokesman.
“What really makes a difference in the ACT is four years of rigorous courses,” said Lindley.
Lindley and Melton both said students need to start thinking about doing well on the ACT in middle school.
“If you’re thinking about doing well on the ACT your junior year is too late,” said Melton. “The die is cast.”
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