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School District 308 Improves ACT Scores

Aug 25, 2014 09:50PM ● By Steven Jack

The Oswego School District 308 class of 2014 showed "significant" improvement on ACT scores, district officials revealed at Monday night’s School Board meeting.

Students at Oswego High School scored a composite average of 21.3, up from 20.8 for the class of 2013. Students at Oswego East High School hit 21.1, up from 20.7.

The state average for 2014 is 20.7, up from 20.3 in 2013. The national average remains at 21.

This year's scores match the district's highest average which was achieved in 2012. 

District 308 students improved scores in English, reading, math and science.

"That's a nice jump," said Dr. Matthew Wendt. "Next stop is 22 before we can hit 23."

In May, Dr. Judith Minor, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, began a five-year plan to improve the composite score to 23 by 2019.

At the time, Minor said her department would focus on elementary education, secondary education, 2014 summer school, special programs, assessment, data and accountability, and professional development in moving the numbers higher.