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OCS achieves highest average ACT score in district history

Oconee County Schools has earned an average ACT composite score of 24.2 for the 2018 testing period, the highest in district history. Students in Oconee County regularly achieve in the top tier on state and national assessments, once again demonstrating preparation to achieve at the college level.

 

“I offer my congratulations and appreciation to our students, teachers, and community for their tremendous efforts, which resulted in our district reaching its highest-ever levels of ACT achievement,” said Superintendent Jason Branch. “These scores are a reflection of years of classroom excellence, and we look forward to seeing these students excel even more as they transition to the world of college and career.”

 

The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT. Students are assessed in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. For 2018, 339 OCS students participated in the ACT assessment, up from 326 last year.

 

Composite scores are below:

 

ACT Data

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

OCS

23.2

23.5

23.6

23.8

24.0

24.2

Georgia

20.7

20.8

21.0

21.1

21.4

21.4

 

The average national composite score for 2017 is 20.8.