ACT Scores - 2017
The ACT test is one of the standardized test adopted by colleges to assess college readiness for high school seniors. This year, the composite average of FVL students is 23.4, well above the state composite of 20.5 and the national average of 21.0. For those who follow test scores from year-to-year, FVL’s 2016 composite was 24.4. This drop reflects that FVL is now testing 100% of its students whether they are college-bound or not. Wisconsin state scores last year dropped dramatically because of this new policy, falling from scores that were among the best in the nation to below the national average. For FVL students who took the “college CORE” courses, the composite score of those students remained at 24.4.
These high scores demonstrate the Lord's blessings on the educational efforts of the entire FVL Schools system. The scores are a tribute to the hard work not only of the students, but also of their parents, elementary, and high school teachers.
The ACT exams are standards used nationwide by schools to judge the quality of the education they offer. While such tests cannot measure the quality of a Christ-centered education, they can provide important information about the quality of instruction students are receiving in key subjects at FVL.
Related ACT Findings
As part of the ACT program, students are asked to state their perceptions on various aspects of school life. The students rated FVL's classroom instruction, grading practices, testing procedures, guidance services, media center facilities, and curriculum offerings highly.
Percent of Students Ready for College-Level Coursework
(Reference Figure 1.1 in ACT Profile Report for FVL):
College English Composition (ACT English Benchmark Score=18*)
- 87% of FVL students scored 18 or higher on ACT English
- State Average: 60%
- National Average: 61%
College Algebra (ACT Math Benchmark Score=22*)
- 74% of FVL students scored 22 or higher on ACT Math
- State Average: 41%
- National Average: 41%
College Social Science (ACT Reading Benchmark Score=22*)
- 63% of FVL students scored 18 or higher on ACT Reading
- State Average: 41%
- National Average: 44%
College Biology (ACT Science Benchmark Score=23*)
- 64% of FVL students scored 23 or higher on ACT Science
- State Average: 37%
- National Average: 36%
*A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% change of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college course.
(Reference Figure 1.1 in ACT Profile Report for FVL).