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2019 ACT Scores

Post Date:10/17/2019

The Manhattan High School ACT composite score continues to exceed state and national averages. The 2019 composite score for Manhattan High School is 23.0. The state average is 21.2 and the national average is 20.8. Last year’s MHS composite score was 23.4 and the state composite score was 21.6. The percentage of 2019 Manhattan High School ACT participants that met all four college readiness benchmarks was 37%. The state rate was 27%.

Below is a graph of the 2019 Scores for USD 383/State of KS:

# of students testing        English           Math                Reading          Science            Composite

290/25,684                             22.5 / 20.5       22.3 / 20.7       23.7 / 21.8       22.8 / 21.1       23/21.2

“We are very happy that our students continue to score well on the ACT,” states MHS Principal Michael Dorst. “The ACT is an important gauge of college and career readiness for our students. These results reveal the work that is being done at all grade levels in USD 383. Thanks goes out to the many individuals who contributed to the ACT success of MHS students in 2019.”

“With the ACT widely regarded as a key indicator of future success in college, it is encouraging to see how well MHS students continued to do on the assessments in 2019 – just as they did in other academic, social-emotional and extracurricular areas,” states Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam designed to measure the academic skills that are taught in schools and deemed important for success in first-year college courses. ACT scores are accepted at all four-year colleges and universities across the country. ACT scores are also used to make appropriate course placement decisions by the majority of four-year schools in the U.S. The ACT is administered in all 50 states and is taken by the majority of high school graduates in 26 states.

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