Record Number of Stark's High School Seniors Take 2009 ACT Test
For the third straight year, the number of Stark County high
school seniors taking the ACT college admissions test has surpassed the 3,000
Figures released to the Stark Education Partnership by ACT,
Inc. this week show 3,305 seniors taking the ACT test in 2009, surpassing the
previous high of 3,120 in 2008. Stark's seniors are also part of a new Ohio record 88,754 students taking the test.
Jackson Local Schools had the highest number of participants
at 370, followed by North Canton City Schools with 344, and Canton City Schools
with 322 students.
ACT's Composite Score is a measurement of how students
performed on all sub-sections of the test (English, Math, Reading and Science).
The average score for Stark seniors at 21.5 and all Ohio seniors at 21.7 surpassed
the national average of 21.1.*
Both Stark County males and females are now outperforming
the national composite average by 0.4 points.