College and Career Readiness Benchmarks at BCHS
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Thursday, February 07, 2013

College and Career Readiness Benchmarks at BCHS

            The state of Kentucky requires that every tenth grade student be administered the ACT PLAN test each year. This past September, our tenth grade students at Breckinridge County High School were administered the ACT PLAN test during the school day. This particular test helps students build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides needed assessment data to enable schools to address high-priority issues. The ACT PLAN is also administered to tenth grade students in an effort to serve as the midpoint measure of academic progress in ACT’s College and Career Readiness system. College and Career readiness benchmark scores have been established for the ACT PLAN test in each tested area. In order for a student to be considered on track to be college ready upon high school graduation, he or she must earn benchmark scores on the ACT exam. Students who take the ACT PLAN test can earn a score from 0 to 32, and students who take the ACT can earn a score from 0-36. The PLAN and ACT benchmark scores are listed below by content area.

ACT Subject Area Test

PLAN Benchmark

ACT Benchmark

English

15

18

Mathematics

19

22

Reading

17

21

Science

21

24

The Breckinridge County High School tenth grade class scored an average composite score of a 17.8 on the ACT PLAN test, which was an increase from the 17.0 scored last year. The state average score on the ACT PLAN was a 17.3 and BCHS ranked in the top 24% in the state this year. The school’s scores for individual tested areas are below.

PLAN Subject Area Test

Score

State Ranking

Region Ranking

English

17.0

Top 34%

4th

Mathematics

17.5

Top 24%

2nd

Reading

17.6

Top 19%

2nd

Science

18.7

Top 21%

2nd

            Moving forward, Breckinridge County High School will continue to work to help all students meet college and career readiness benchmarks upon graduation. Students who meet these benchmarks upon graduation will be able to start their post-secondary education in “college” level classes that count toward program requirements. When benchmarks are not made, students must take “remedial” courses that do not count for credit but still have the high tuition costs. BCHS is committed to making sure students are college and/or career ready and will continue to challenge students with rigorous courses in an effort to best prepare graduates for the global economy and the twenty-first century working world.

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