ACT Profile Report
In spite of the cold and rain, it is always a great day when I can write to you to tell you good news.
The school recently received our 2011 ACT Profile Report, which evaluates our student’s performance on the ACT test. The report evaluates their college preparedness and makes comparisons between our student’s score averages and the state and national averages.
I am very pleased to say that once again, our students performed very well.
With regard to college preparedness, the report showed that TCS students exceeded the benchmarks in every area by as much as 10 points. In college English readiness TCS students exceeded the state’s readiness by 35% and the national readiness by 34%. In the area of college algebra TCS students exceeded the state by 43% and the nation by 30%. In college social science TCS students exceeded the state by 40% and the nation by 36%. In the area of college biology TCS students exceeded the state by 41% and the nation by 33%.
In terms of actual ACT scores, the average ACT score TCS kids were:
4.4 points higher than the state’s average in math and 3.4 points higher than the national average,
5.7 points higher than the state’s average in science and 4.9 points higher than the national average,
7.4 points higher than the state’s average in reading and 6.8 points higher than the national average,
8.5 points higher than the state’s average in English and 8.3 points higher than the national average,
Amazingly, the average composite score of TCS kids was 26.9! As you already know, a TCS senior was this year’s only National Merit Scholar semifinalist in all of Opelika. One teacher noted that this was especially encouraging because we spend literally no time “teaching to the test.”
What is even more encouraging is that the five year trend shows a steady increase in our test scores from year to year in every area. The state and national averages either remained exactly the same, increased by 1/10 of a point, or decreased by 1/10 of a point. It is also worth noting that TCS scores have increased every year, and have exceeded the state and national averages every year. This year the greatest area of increased score averages was in math. We experienced a 3.2 point jump from last year’s averages and a 5.9 point increase from five years ago.
Congratulations are in order to our students. Thank you to all of you as parents for your faithfulness and support of Christian education at Trinity.