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9-7-17 — ACT Results Outpace State and National Averages

Sept. 7, 2017 ~ Students in the Olathe School District scored a composite score of 23.8 on the ACT exam, which is the third highest in the district's history. The scores were well above state and national peers.

"As we continue to have more students take the ACT each year, we are excited to see that our scores have remained consistent from year to year," Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Jessica Dain said. "We are so proud of our students and their teachers, as Olathe, once again, has outperformed both the nation and the state. We are excited to use these results to make instructional and curricular decisions that will impact all students."

The four tests of the ACT Assessment measure academic areas traditionally identified with college preparatory high school programs: math, English, reading and science reasoning. ACT test scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 36.

The ACT is universally accepted for college admission and includes an interest inventory that provides information for career and educational planning. Many students take the ACT as a junior and again as a senior.