Jack LattaStaff Writer
August 23, 2012
Floyd County Schools ACT results released this week indicate slight improvement from previous years scores.
Floyd County Schools Superintendent Henry Webb pointed out that the overall increase was minor, but that Allen Central High School had a significant increase across the board.
“The district average composite score only increased .1 from last year. We do want to point out that Allen Central High showed gains in every area with a 1.2 increase in their average score for Science and a .8 increase in their average composite score,” said Webb.
The average scores of the 11th grade students who were tested in March of 2012 for state assessment is as follows:
English average score for the district is 16.4
Mathematics average score for the district is 17.5
Reading average score for the district is 17.5
Science average score for the district is 17.7
Composite average score for the district is 17.4
Superintendent Webb said that while they are not satisfied with the average ACT scores for Floyd County there was some encouraging data released concerning students hitting benchmarsk and being college ready.
“We are seeing gains in all areas as a district, with a significant increase in math as more than 6 percent more students met benchmarks this year as compared to last year,” said Webb. “We began some new programs and initiatives last year and are working to refine these for kids. We continue to strive to be a district of excellence and while these scores show slower progress than we would like, they are not indicative of what our kids are capable of – and we will work smarter in this area.”
Webb says Floyd County Schools will continue working with intervention classes in partnership with Big Sandy Community and Technical College for students who do not meet the benchmarks in math and language arts and are increasing rigor across the district in all grade levels.
“We have a goal of having 65 percent of our kids college and career Ready by 2015, but we won’t stop until all our kids are college and career ready.”