Improved ACT Test Results for Lee County Graduates

Improved ACT Test Results for Lee County Graduates
Posted on 10/18/2018
Improved ACT Test Results for Lee County Graduates

Just released results of the 2017-18 American College Test (ACT) show excellent improvement in all subject areas for recent graduates from the School District of Lee County.

This past year, 3,150 graduating seniors set their sights on college by taking the ACT exam. The composite score average of 19.6 increased by .3 points from last year compared to a .1 increase for the State of Florida and a decrease of .2 across the nation.

“The increase in overall ACT performance, especially in Science, indicates that students have a better understanding of content knowledge and are able to apply their learning on assessments such as the ACT and SAT,” says Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wanda Creel. “We believe the ACT benefits students by helping to guide them as they decide what areas of interest to devote their futures to whether it be post-secondary studies or entry into the workforce.”

The ACT test is optional for students and is an assessment that many colleges and universities take into account during their admission process. Yearly reporting focuses on graduating seniors and any ACT participation they had during their high school years.

The School District of Lee County – ACT Results

  2016-17
Average Score 
2017-18
Average Score 
Composite  19.3  19.6
English  18.3  18.6
Math  18.7  18.9
Reading  20.8  21.1
Science  18.9  19.3

*ACT scores range from 1-36