Elgin, Carpentersville-area high schooler’s ACT scores on the rise
Composite ACT scores are up this year in both Elgin School District U46 and Carpentersville-area Community Unit School District 300.
Those scores, released early Wednesday morning by ACT, jumped 0.3 percentage points over the past year in U46, from 19.6 to 19.9; and 0.4 percentage points in District 300, from 20.4 to 20.8. And scores at every high school in both districts improved, according to officials of both districts.
That’s enough to be “statistically significant” in District 300, Superintendent Michael Bregy said. It’s enough to be significant to both school districts, where scores have held steady the previous two years.
And it’s increasing more quickly in both districts than the national trend. Composite scores in English, reading, math and science on the college readiness exam gained only 0.1 point nationwide this year, hitting 21.1. The national average had lost 0.1 point in 2010.
“It’s a huge, huge celebration for us,” Bregy said.