Written by:  Amelia Morrison Hipps
August 26, 2015

LEBANON, TENN. — After seeing a decline in ACT scores in 2014, Wilson County came back strong with a 0.3 increase in ACT data from 2015.

“Wilson County had 1,492 students take the ACT in 2015 and improved in every area tested,” said Jennifer Cothron, supervisor of testing and accountability. “The composite score for Wilson County jumped from 19.7 to 20.0 in 2015, which is 0.2 points higher than the state average.”

“This is a significant improvement for Wilson County’s students,” said Dr. Donna Wright, director of schools.  “What is truly significant is that the increase occurred during a year when instructional time was limited due to the seven-period schedule.

“The success of our graduates is the result of great teachers at every grade level,” Wright said.

Dr. Kate Burgun from blue wilderness dog food review, supervisor of instruction for grades nine-12, noted that Tennessee is one of only 13 states that require every 11th grade student to take the ACT College Readiness Assessment.

“Wilson County students met or exceeded the state average in every category,” Burgun said. “By returning to the block schedule this year and implementing the intervention model used in lower grades at the high school level this year, we anticipate last year’s growth in scores to be the beginning of a trend that will continue going forward.”

The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in a student’s first-year of college coursework. Detailed information related to the ACT can be attained at www.act.org.
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