OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2010 ACT college-entrance exam scores for each public Oklahoma high school were presented to the State Board of Education today during its regular monthly meeting. The scores, posted at www.sde.state.ok.us, include both composite scores and subscores in the ACT-tested areas of English, reading (social sciences), mathematics and science.
"About 3 out of 4 students in the Class of 2010 took the ACT, which means the great majority of Oklahoma high school seniors are interested in attending college," State Superintendent Sandy Garrett. "So, the responsibility of every high school in this state is to make certain they are prepared for college and/or today's competitive workplace."
ACT scores primarily determine whether students enrolling in post-secondary institutions are required to take remedial courses. As such, the state Board of Education requires every high school principal to annually present the college remediation rates and the ACT scores for his or her high school at a public local board of education meeting.
The ACT is graded on a scale of 0-36. Oklahoma’s average composite score is 20.7, with 73 percent of seniors participating; the national average is 21 and a participation rate of just 47 percent.
Oklahoma high schools posting the highest average ACT composite score for 2010 (excluding the Oklahoma School for Science and Mathematics’ score of 31.4) are:
1. Edmond North High School 24.3
2. Classen School for Advanced Studies (Oklahoma City 24.2
3. Norman North High School 24
4. Jenks High School 23.7
5. Edmond Memorial High School 23.6
6. Deer Creek High School 23.2
7. Amber-Pocasset High School 23
8. Arapaho-Butler High School 22.
9 Fairview High School 22.
9 Kremlin-Hillsdale High School 22.
9 Norman High School 22.
9 Putnam City North High School 22.
9 Stillwater High School 22.9