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District comes in with excellent ACT Scores

Published 11:31am Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Fergus Falls School District is right in line with the Minnesota state average for ACT scores, a great place to be in the highest-scoring state in the country.

The state remains best in the nation on the ACT college admission exam for the eighth consecutive year. Minnesota high school seniors scored higher than those in other states in which at least half of students took the exam.

Thirty-nine percent of seniors are proficient across the board, compared to 36 percent in 2012.

Minnesota’s average composite score was 23 out of a possible 36. Fergus Falls also had an average score of 23, according to Superintendent of Schools Jerry Ness. The composite reading score was 23.6, while the mathematics score was 22.9.

The Star Tribune reports a persistent achievement gap remains between white and minority students.

Sixty-one percent of white students were college ready in three subjects compared to 16 percent of black students.

But, the majority of the state’s minority groups outperformed their national counterparts.

District Scores
English – 21.9
Mathematics – 22.9
Reading – 23.6
Science – 23.3

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